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Police on Thursday identified a 22-year-old Saratoga Springs man who was allegedly armed with a samurai sword when fatally shot during a confrontation with officers.

Darrien Nathaniel Hunt died of at least one gunshot wound about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday outside the Top Stop Convenience Store at 36 W. State Road 73, according to Saratoga Springs police spokesman Owen Jackson.

Citing the "active, ongoing" nature of the investigation into the shooting, Jackson declined Thursday to discuss such details as whether Hunt, confronted by two officers outside the store, actually swung the sword at police or otherwise was perceived to have threatened them.

The officers — both on administrative leave pending results of a review by the Utah County Attorney's Office — were responding to a 911 report of a suspicious person, allegedly waving a sword around outside the business.

Jackson confirmed Thursday that Hunt indeed had a sword in his possession when officers approached him. Jackson could not discuss what specifically led officers to fire an unspecified number of rounds.

He also declined to say how many times, and where on his body, Hunt was struck by bullets.

Neither officer was reported hurt.

A phone message and email send to Hunt's family seeking comment Thursday were not immediately returned.

Utah County Jail records show that Hunt was booked Jan. 5 of this year on suspicion of numerous counts of assault, domestic violence and child abuse. The allegations stemmed from an incident in his mother's home involving siblings and other children present, Saratoga Springs City Attorney Kevin Thurman said.

Five days later, Hunt entered a guilty plea "in abeyance," meaning it would not count as a conviction if he did not re-offend, to one count of class B misdemeanor assault. Under conditions of his plea, Hunt had until Jan. 10, 2015, to undergo substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence-related assessments.

Hunt was fined $1,012 and the other charges were dismissed, Thurman said.

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