Draper police officer killed, two others injured in Sunday morning shooting

Draper City Police Chief Bryan Roberts announces that Draper City Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013 near the area of Fort Street and approximately 13800 South in Draper. (Chuck Wing, Deseret News)

Draper City Police Chief Bryan Roberts announces that Draper City Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013 near the area of Fort Street and approximately 13800 South in Draper. (Chuck Wing, Deseret News)

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DRAPER — A Draper police officer was shot and killed Sunday morning and two other adults wounded in a shooting that remained under investigation.

Sgt. Derek Johnson of the Draper Police Department was shot after responding to a call on South Fort Street about 6 a.m. He was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he died from his injuries, Draper Police Chief Bryan Roberts said in a press conference outside Draper City Hall, just after 11 a.m.

A man and woman, who police did not identify, were also shot in the encounter and remained in critical condition.

“We are here under the most tragic of circumstances,” Roberts said as he prepared to read from a statement.

“This is a very tragic day for the Draper City Police Department. We want to reassure the residents that we are doing everything we can to keep the residents of Draper safe,” he said.

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