On October 15, 2012 at approximately , the Millard County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle theft that had just occurred at the Kanosh Paiute Indian Reservation. The description of the vehicle was given to local law enforcement in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located and a pursuit of that vehicle occurred following attempts to stop it. The pursuit occurred over paved and rugged off-road territory. The vehicle eventually stopped at a location in the foothills east of Kanosh and two occupants were observed fleeing from the vehicle. Commands were given for the suspects to stop. Those commands to stop were disregarded and a Taser was deployed on one of the suspects, 35 year old Corey Kanosh. Kanosh was fatally shot following a physical altercation with a deputy.
The second suspect, 21 year old Dana Harnes continued fleeing on foot and was arrested about this morning, October 16, 2012 without incident.
The Millard County Deputy involved in the physical altercation was treated and released from a local hospital. The Deputy, as per standard office procedure is on administrative leave. The incident is now being investigated by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy-involved shooting.
Think carefully before buying a firearm for protection. Guns can be stolen and sold to anyone, or captured and used on you or the police. If you do own a gun, keep it locked up with the ammunition secured separately and learn how to use it safely.