Taylorsville • A Unified Police Department officer shot and killed a man he found cutting a woman with a knife inside a car parked outside Department of Workforce Services offices in Taylorsville on Thursday morning.
"We could actually hear him over the radio telling the guy, 'Drop the knife! Drop the knife!' before shooting," said UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal. "This is a very heroic act on the part of this officer. It is highly probable that he saved her life."
The officer had responded to a 911 call at 8:50 a.m. from the woman's family that her 32-year-old boyfriend was holding her at knifepoint inside a brown SUV parked just northeast of the DWFS' South County Center building. When he arrived, the man was holding a knife on the woman; both were in the front of the vehicle, the man in the passenger's seat and the woman behind the wheel.