Cops Shoot Knife Wielding Teen

Utah authorities released body camera and surveillance footage Monday showing an 18-year-old man armed with a large knife and pointing what appeared to be a handgun at police moments before he was shot and injured by an officer last week.

The weapon was later determined to be an airsoft gun. The Ogden Police Department responded shortly after 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 to the man’s family’s home after a caseworker with the state of Utah told 911 dispatchers he was threatening to commit suicide.

Gavin Johansen, 18, was shot in the abdomen, and police immediately began administering aid before an ambulance arrived and transported him to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said at a news conference after the incident, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. He was later charged with aggravated assault against a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and aggravated assault… Read More Here!

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Utah authorities released body camera and surveillance footage Monday showing an 18-year-old man armed with a large knife and pointing what appeared to be a handgun at police moments before he was shot and injured by an officer last week.

The weapon was later determined to be an airsoft gun. The Ogden Police Department responded shortly after 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 to the man’s family’s home after a caseworker with the state of Utah told 911 dispatchers he was threatening to commit suicide.

Gavin Johansen, 18, was shot in the abdomen, and police immediately began administering aid before an ambulance arrived and transported him to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said at a news conference after the incident, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. He was later charged with aggravated assault against a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and aggravated assault… Read More Here!

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