Two deputies were wounded — one shot in an eye and the other in the face — after “some type of altercation” outside the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff said.
The sheriff, Rosie Rivera, said the deputy who was shot in the face was in stable condition and the other was in critical condition.
The gunman was dead but Sheriff Rivera did not specify how he died. She said the altercation took place on a grassy area outside the office, where it is common to find individuals sleeping or waiting for a bus.
The two deputies were performing a routine security check around the campus when they saw the gunman, who was armed, Sheriff Rivera said.
said on Twitter that he and his wife were praying for the deputies.
Mayor Jenny Wilson of Salt Lake County also offered support for the deputies and the department on Twitter.