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Roy Shooting Thought To Be Suicide By Cop

Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, Roy City officers were dispatched to a home after a man threatening suicide called a help hotline, which contacted police.

Police engaged in a seven-hour standoff with the 35-year-old, according to Detective Matthew Gwynn with Roy City Police.

“After several hours of negotiation, the negotiation with our subject failed. There were shots fired and the subject is now deceased,” Gwynn said.

Police say there were other people in the home at the time the hotline call was placed, however they report the individuals left the home shortly after and were not inside at the time of the shooting.

How many shots were fired and how many officers fired shots is still unknown.

Gwynn said the cause of death has not been formally determined, but it appears as though it was police-fired shots that killed the man. The identity of the deceased is being withheld until family members have been notified.

The investigation of the incident has been turned over to the Weber County Attorney’s Office.