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Lawyer: Autopsy shows Saratoga Springs man shot from behind

 |  Posted Sep 13th, 2014 @ 10:32pm

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Statement from the Utah County Attorney's Office:

"On the morning of September 10, 2014, police officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious individual walking around a local business with a 'samurai-type' sword. Uniform patrol officers from Saratoga Springs responded and made contact with 22-year-old Darrien Hunt. When the officers made contact with Mr. Hunt, preliminary evidence suggests that Mr. Hunt brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr. Hunt was shot. There is currently no indication that race played any role in the confrontation between Mr. Hunt and the police officers. The Utah County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol Team immediately responded to the scene. That team is conducting and leading the independent investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the Utah County Attorney will review the findings and issue a statement."

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