The Latest: Man shoots ex, dies after police fire shots

The Latest on gunfire that left a man and a woman dead in Utah (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

Police say a Utah man shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him shortly before he died after a confrontation with police.

American Fork police told reporters the man had previously been in a relationship with the woman who died after making a frantic 911 call to police Sunday evening saying someone was shooting at her car.

She was found dead in a Volkswagen Beetle near where police believe the shooting began in Lehi, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Police say officers found the man a few miles away and fired their weapons when he ignored an order to drop his gun. It is not clear if an officer fired the fatal shot or it was self-inflicted.

Their names were not immediately released.


7 a.m.

Authorities say two people are dead after gunfire erupted Sunday evening near Salt Lake City.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office says the violence flared as a woman called police to say a man was shooting at her vehicle.

In a series of events still being untangled, KSL-TV reports that officers rushed to the scene near a Wal-Mart store in American Fork and found the woman dead.

Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon says officers chased the suspect's vehicle to a movie theater on Main Street.

He says the man refused orders to drop his gun and officers wound up firing shots.

The man was found dead, but it still isn't clear if he was hit by police or shot himself.

No one else was hurt in the violence in American Fork, about 25 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting.