Matthew Hilbelink Killed by Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
3210 E. 6200 South
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers were dispatched on a call of a suicidal man with a gun at about 12:15 p.m. to a parking structure. The man, Matthew Hilbelink, was armed with a handgun. Officers negotiated with the man for approximately 30 minutes before shooting and killing him.

Agency: Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Motive: Person with a gun, suicidal

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon (gun)

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Matthew Hilbelink

Death Date: August 8, 2020

County: Salt Lake

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6052

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