3 suspects in custody after Utah police officer is killed

Posted at 3:07 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 15:07:41-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (CNN) — A Utah police officer was hit by a vehicle and killed early Sunday morning while trying to apprehend three people suspected of stealing a car, police said.

The three suspects are in custody, according to police in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City.

The slain officer has been identified as 25-year-old Cody Brotherson, Police Chief Lee Russo said in a statement.