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Armed man shot, killed by police outside high school in Bountiful

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A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Bountiful. (Photo: KUTV)

UPDATE: (Sept. 17, 2020) -- The deceased man in the officer-involved shooting on Tuesday has been identified as 27-year-old, Bountiful resident Clay A. Reynolds.

The investigation remains active. For a statement from the Reynolds family, click here.

ORIGINAL STORY - Sept. 15, 2020

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Bountiful.

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Police got a call into their dispatch center at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday .

Officers responded to the area near Viewmont High School.

According to Lt. Dave Edwards with Bountiful Police, the 27-year-old man, a Bountiful residents, was armed with a shotgun, knife and a bow and arrow.

When they arrived, the man picked up the shotgun and officers gave orders for him to drop the weapon.

He responded by asking the officers to shoot him and officers repeatedly tried to deescalate the situation, according to the department. When the man raised and fired the shotgun, officers returned fire, striking the gunman.

None of the officers were hurt. Despite life-saving efforts, the man died at the scene.

The Davis County protocol team is investigating. Three officers are on administrative leave and their body cameras were on at the time of the shooting.

Police say they had previous encounters with the man.

This is the first fatal officer-involved shooting for the police department.

Traffic along 1000 North between 200 West and Main Street will be impacted during the investigation.

Police weren’t sure if the man had any affiliation with high school.

Davis School District officials said Viewmont High School will have a two-hour start delay Wednesday because of the shooting.

The district confirmed no staff, faculty, or members of the student body were involved in the incident.

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