UPDATED: MONDAY 2/21/22 3:33 P.M.
MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4) – A man is in custody after he told his 4-year-old child to shoot at police while at a Midvale McDonalds Monday afternoon.
Police say Sadaat Johnson, 27, of Salt Lake City, had both his 4-year-old child and 3-year-old child in the backseat of his car when the incident happened.
According to police, around 1:30 p.m., the father got upset when the order he had placed in the drive-thru line was wrong. In response to the incorrect order, the man brandished a gun.
Police arrived on the scene shortly after employees reported the incident and after they asked the man to pull to the front of the restaurant.
Officers say the man was non-compliant after they issued several commands asking the man to get out of his car.
Officers then opened the car door and pulled the man from the car. As they were getting the man in custody, an officer turned back toward the car and saw a gun pointing out of the back window.
The officer swiped the gun to the side as it was fired and realized the person who fired the gun was a child.
Police say the child that fired the gun was 4-years-old.
Witnesses at the scene say they overheard the father tell the child to shoot.
The bullet shot through the banner of the McDonald’s and the officer suffered minor injuries.
The Unified Police Department released the following statement on the incident.
“This is a sad day for law enforcement and our community. To have an adult think it is okay to encourage a four-year-old to pull a firearm and shoot at police illustrates how out of hand the campaign against police has gotten. This needs to stop and we need to come together as a community to find solutions to the challenges we face in our neighborhoods. Officers are here to protect and serve and we are beyond belief that something like [that] could happen.”
Johnson was arrested on charges of felony child abuse and threatening the use of a dangerous weapon.
ORIGINAL STORY: Suspect in custody following McDonald’s shooting in Midvale
MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4) – A suspect is in custody Monday afternoon following a shooting at a Midvale McDonald’s.
Police say the incident happened in the drive-through lane of a McDonald’s located at 7200 South 425 West.
A man got upset while in the drive-through lane and police say he pulled out a gun.
When police arrived on the scene, they say the man shot at them.
No injuries were reported following the incident.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.