Body camera footage released today by the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD), shows an intense gunfight between two pursuing officers and a carjacking suspect on March 26th, 2022.
At approximately 5:45 p.m., dispatch received a 9-1-1 call indicating a male subject was armed with a handgun, shooting randomly on the northbound Interstate 15 off ramp. As officers arrived in the area, the male suspect held two men at gunpoint and stole their vehicle. At this time, a vehicle pursuit began on 200 south, 400 west for several minutes until the male subject lost control of the stolen car and crashed.
While pursuing officers exited their cruiser, the male suspect also exited the crashed vehicle through the passenger side door. Officers observed the male suspect, armed with a weapon, and began providing verbal commands to show his hands. Disregarding the officers commands, the male suspect discharged several shots toward responding officers. In response, two officers engaged in an intense shootout with the male suspect, eventually overcoming him and neutralizing the man.
Shortly after the shooting, officers tactically approached the male suspect, disarmed him, and began providing medical aid. Despite life saving measures, the suspect later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
No officers or civilians were reported injured from this incident.