Watch Police Officers Shoot Suspect With His Own Gun

Officials released video Friday morning of a deadly exchange between two Roy City (Utah) police officers and a trespassing suspect at a gas station in February.

Two unidentified officers were in a fight with Nicolas Sanchez, 39, in the parking lot of the Texaco Station at 4395 South 1900 West when several shots were fired and Sanchez was hit.

One of the officers who shot Sanchez did so with a gun that he had grabbed from Sanchez seconds earlier.

The video shows a glimpse of a gun tucked into the suspect’s waistband.

Upon the officers immediately telling Sanchez not to touch the gun, Sanchez backs away and one officer tries to grab him. Sanchez runs, and as one officer chases and tackles him, the second officer fires multiple gunshots.

According to a department attorney, the officer who tackled Sanchez knocked the man’s gun loose and then fired shots at Sanchez with Sanchez’s gun.

Sanchez died at the scene.

The officer fired at the suspect because he was worried Sanchez may have had another weapon.

Neither officer was hurt in the incident.

The department released the following statement, “We believe that the officers acted appropriately. They did what they were trained and expected to do under the circumstances.”

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6 Comments

  1. Danny Crowe

    Plain and simple, just comply and dont die. Justfied or not your still dead.

  2. Lovell Kevin Jackson

    He brought that shit upon himself

  3. Coco

    You are corrupt cops that will be arrested, convicted and sentenced to the Lake of Fire, prison and jail is Bible Study. You corrupt cops in uniforms and badges are NOT POLICE you are EVIL criminals that will see HELL and any of those that support your EVIL.

    • Lion

      You really need to lay off the crack.

      “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …”

      Romans 13: 1-14

  4. Lars

    Sandchez deserved the lead poisoning.

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