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The confrontation began about 12:30 p.m. Police arrived shortly afterward and repeatedly ordered the shotgun-toting man to drop the weapon, South Jordan police Lt. Dan Starks said.

When he refused, one officer opened fire, Lt. Starks said.

“Officers obviously wanted him to stop. They were fearing for their own safety as well as the safety of those individuals that were here on site already,” Lt. Starks told the television station. “He failed to comply with that so he was shot. Unfortunately, it killed him.”

Officers found numerous weapons, including guns, swords and ammunition, inside the dead man’s car, Lt. Starks said.

From wire dispatches and staff reports