HERRIMAN — Herriman police shot and killed a man who “presented a threat” late Tuesday, according to the department.
The deceased man was identified by police late Wednesday afternoon as Isaac Lemoine Christensen, 38, of Salt Lake City.
Officers were called about 10 p.m. to the area of 5300 West and Solafax Lane (13300 South) on a report of a man violating a protective order, Herriman police said in a statement. Police were advised that the man was armed.
“As they arrived in the area, responding officers heard several gunshots. An adult male was encountered and challenged by officers. At some point, he presented a threat and was engaged by two officers from the Herriman City Police Department. No officers were injured. The adult male suspect is deceased on scene,” police stated.
Two officers were placed on standard paid administrative leave.
Herriman says all its officers are equipped with body cameras. Police officials noted that “as this was a large-scale dynamic incident,” they are asking anyone who may have information related to the incident to contact Unified Police Sgt. Vaughn Allen at 801-840-4000.
An investigation into the incident will be conducted by the Salt Lake County officer-involved critical incident protocol team.
According to court records, a woman filed for a protective order against Christensen in 3rd District Court on Oct. 22.
In June, Christensen was charged in Salt Lake Justice Court with electronic communication harassment, a class B misdemeanor. Court documents do not say whether the alleged victim in that case was also the one who filed for the protective order.
Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence or knows of a victim in Salt Lake City is encouraged to call police at 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with a victim advocate, or call a 24-hour hotline at 801-580-7969.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 or the Utah LINKLine is available at 1-800-897-5465 for confidential assistance.