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The Salt Lake County District Attorney has ruled that an officer who shot a suspect in a Maverik parking lot on September 28 was legally justified, and videos show the suspect assaulting two officers. DA Sim Gill and Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown gave a press conference Wednesday announcing the decision, during which they showed body cam footage from one officer, surveillance from the Maverik and video captured by a bystander. Gill said things began police were called about Michael Bruce Peterson, who had allegedly assaulted an employee while trespassing at a salon at 363 South and 500 East in SLC on September 28. Video shows officer Greg Lovell first speaking with Peterson, asking him to come over and talk to him. The man continues walking, and Gill said while the suspect is out of view of the camera he tried to enter the officer’s vehicle. The officer told him to stop, and Peterson began walking away. Lovell follows the suspect at what Gill called a safe distance until the man reached a Maverik at 300 South and 508 East, where Peterson got into a Jeep. Gill said Lovell observed the man was acting erratic and potentially under the influence, and he was concerned that if the man started driving he may hurt someone.
After the suspect entered the vehicle, the owner of the Jeep came out of the convenience store and told the suspect to get out his car. Lovell asks the man to get out of the car, and eventually deploys a Taser on him. Gill said the suspect became “enraged” after being hit by the Taser, got out of the Jeep and began punching Lovell. The body camera footage becomes difficult to follow as the hand-to-hand altercation ensues, but surveillance cameras show the officer retreating across the parking lot as the suspect follows. At this time Lt. Andrew Oblad arrived on scene to respond to Lovell’s call for backup and saw the suspect assaulting Lovell, who dropped his baton in the altercation. The suspect picks up the baton and begins attacking Lovell with it, striking him several times. Gill said Oblad tried to divert the suspect’s attention from Lovell. Video shot by a bystander shows the suspect turning his attention toward Oblad and charging at the officer, holding the baton in what Gill described as a “batter’s stance.” Oblad fired several shots, all of which struck the suspect, but the man continued charging toward the officer and struck him with the baton. Gill said Oblad saw that his initial shots had not stopped the man and began to worry he was wearing a protective vest.
As the suspect continued his assault, Oblad fired several more times. Gill said in total 10 shots were fired, all of which struck the suspect. Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene. Gill said that because the suspect was attacking the officers with the baton, Oblad reasonably believed deadly force was necessary to prevent death or serious bodily harm to himself or to another–and as such his use of deadly force was justified under Utah law. Oblad said he initially reached for his pepper spray upon arriving on scene, but once the suspect picked up Lovell’s baton he felt the suspect’s attacks might become deadly. Gill and Brown both praised Lovell for his efforts to de-escalate the situation, noting that he began by talking to the man before following at a safe distance, only confronting the man when he feared he was be about to begin driving and possibly hurt someone. Lovell first deployed a Taser and then his baton, and only after all of that failed to stop the assault did Oblad fire his gun.
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44 thoughts on “Salt Lake Police Shoot Suspect After Attacking Officer With Baton – WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT”
It's funny growing up I though most of the people cops shot at were criminal guys like robbers, killers and organized crime.
but like half of them are just depressed, crazy, or just plain stupid.
Looks like justice to me
No more prison tats for this one.
Dude he fucking exploded all over the place when he got shot
Another one bites the dust 😂
Wow that cop was a scared pansy. Needs to be off the force 100%
Anger management failure on a friendly officer leads to the assailant move into the afterlife either to heaven or hell instantly . Best to ask Jesus Christ to save us In this life from all our sins or risk slipping into eternity on humbug day of rage without The Lord God’ to help us while we are still on this earth .
The cop screamed like a little kid when the dude picked up the baton
Good news officer: no boogers
in such a situation can a civilian pull out a gun and shoot the suspect?
Dude took all 10 shots before they stopped him! Thankfully no Officer's were killed by this monster.
yeah mister bald "tough guy"….your not bulletproof.
Wow that guy had some balls. Kicks one cops ass then charges another who has his gun drawn.
Officer 1: my ankles broken!
Officer 2: stop having such weak-ass ankles
This channel is better than Netflix
Austin 3:16 say's you are DEAD.
WAIT! Their fellow officer is bleeding, whining in pain, gasping and the other 2 officers are checking on the dead crazed guy. I can't…not all, but cops consistently exhibited irrational behavior.
This is legit scary. You can see the blood on this poor cop and hear him spitting it out. Wow.
Fuckin dog ITS un hells
3:21 did he try to reach for a hand shake like wtf?😂😂😂
There is a thing called legs… Why won't they shot there?
Quick edit: he shoot like 10 shots why don't you shot 2-3 at top?
People want to know why they werent checking on the officer? You can see for your yourself they were cuffing and rolling around the dead guy covered in blood
You saw how the cop slaps the grand that means he’s lite headed and close to passing out. I know cause it’s happened to me a lot plus I’ve seen others donit
These videos make me hate democrats more
that squeal of the piggy officer made my day :))
There sure area a lot of punks out there who never learned to respect authority ! (And that was definitely a hard way to learn it!)
What kind of colleagues are there who don't care about him???
should have just let the guy walk away instead cops got to always escalate the situation
4 kiloluk çuval da 5 kiloluk bok, öldü. 😂
In the meantime two junkies comments: I wish I have veins like him
Gunned his punk ass down
wHy diDnt th zey To asse HIm?
1 – he tased him and it failed.
2 – he injured a cop badly
3 – USE OF FORCE : YOU ARE ALLOWED TO SHOOT UNLESS THE SUBJECT SERIOUSLY HARMS YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE.
Dam the dumb s…. first I taze suspect one time as he was fleeing in his truck but when he left his truck and charged me with a weapon ? he gets bullet time.
Guy caught 10 slugs nighty night.
Not enough bullets.
SLC most beautiful city Ive seen
Also SLC: HOW CAN YOU ACT LIKE THAT WITH SUCH A VIEW?!
"Fuck your punk ass"
Dead as a mf 💀
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