Officer’s actions in deadly Holladay 2020 shooting justified, says DA

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HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4) – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office is releasing new details of a deadly officer-involved shooting that took place in Holladay in September 2020.

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On September 17, a motorcyclist was reportedly involved in an altercation at an intersection. A nearby Unified Police officer stepped in and when the motorcyclist allegedly brandished a firearm, the officer reportedly shot the man.

DA Gill says the man fired a gun at the officer and the officer’s partner.

The man was later identified as 49-year-old Eric Pectol of Layton.

During a Friday afternoon press conference, DA Sim Gill outlined the known details of the incident and determined the officer’s actions were justified.

ABC4 will have more details Friday during ABC4 News at 4 p.m.

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