Elijah James Smith

On April 8th, 2018 Elijah James Smith was killed by police at.
Incident ID 38737
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Apr 11th, 2018
Date Updated Apr 11th, 2018
Age 20
Gender Male
Race African-American/Black
Incident Location
Address 3551 S 2140 W
City West Valley City
State UT
County Salt Lake
Incident Details
Date April 8th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency -
West Valley City officers responded to a theft at a cell phone business. Later, an officer spotted a man matching the suspect description and approached him. He fled on foot with officers pursuing. The suspect allegedly broke into a home. After a confrontation with the owners, he fled the first home. He then broke into a second home with three children inside. Officers went inside the home, and Elijah Smith was shot and killed.

One dead in West Valley officer-involved shooting