A Unified Police Officer continues to heal after being wounded over the weekend in Holladay during a shootout that also killed an officer and the alleged shooter.
Officers with Unified Police Department began searching for two suspects Sunday morning. Witnesses say they were involved in a car accident and walked away from the scene. Police located one suspect, Cory Henderson, near 4500 S and 2300 E. During a shootout with Henderson, UPD Officers Doug Barney and Jon Richey were injured and taken to Intermountain Medical Center. Barney was shot in the head and later died from his injuries. Richey was shot in the leg.
UPD Spokesman Justin Hoyal says Richey underwent emergency surgery.
“He is still in the hospital, but his condition is improving, which we’re very happy to report,” he says.
The suspect Cory Henderson had been in jail several times since 2005 for weapons and drug-related charges. Police are still trying to identify the other suspect.
“We have a very limited description of her, other than a female who’s blonde and small in stature,” says Hoyal. “We’ve had several leads that have come in, but we’re asking for the public’s help. If anybody knows who she is or has information about her, we’d ask they call (801) 799-3000.”
Barney was 44 years old and a two-time cancer survivor. The 18-year police veteran left behind a wife and three teenagers. Hoyal says UPD is still coordinating with Barney’s family for funeral arrangements and setting a fund for donations.