UPDATED: May 12, 6:55 p.m.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill determined that officers were justified in their use of force for the OICI that occurred on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill presented body-cam footage from an Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI) that occurred on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
In the presentation, Sim Gill investigated the shooting and determined that the officers were justified in their use of force.
The incident in question involved a man who threatened firefighters and police while they were responding to a fire at his home. Officers reportedly located the man at his residence and could see “smoke billowing from the yard.”
Officers made multiple attempts to communicate with the man, however, they say he went into his house and came out with a gun which he allegedly pointed at police. Shots were fired by officers and the suspect retreated into his home.
The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after surrendering to police without further incident. Two officers were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard department procedure in an OICI.