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Six Minutes of Terror, Retracing the Shooting Rampage

Six Minutes of Terror, Retracing the Shooting Rampage

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Jed Boal Reporting A clearer picture emerged today of what happened last night. Not an exact time line, but a good map of where the gunman shot his victims, and when police took him down.

Six Minutes of Terror, Retracing the Shooting Rampage

Around 6:40 p.m. Sulejmen Talovic parked his car in the west terrace, got out of his vehicle and immediately shot a father and son.

He entered Trolley Square and immediately shot a woman.

Chief Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Police Department: "This individual had one thing on his mind. He was well-prepared."

At 6:44 p.m. police got the call that a man was shooting people in Trolley Square. He moved eastward in the mall and shot five people in a gift shop.

Barrett Dodds, Witness, Store Owner: "The guy kept shooting and shooting. And I thought 'Someone's got to do something.'"

Store owner Barrett Dodds and his father were upstairs. Dodds grabbed a stool, hoping to get a chance to throw it at the shooter.

Talovic shot one more woman inside Pottery Barn Kids.

Barrett Dodds: "He just kept shooting, reloading. Shooting, reloading."

Six Minutes of Terror, Retracing the Shooting Rampage

Dodds helped motion an off-duty Ogden police officer into a face-off with the shooter. Salt Lake City police arrived and heard shots inside. One Salt Lake City officer joined the Ogden officer in a gun battle with the gunman.

Wally Dodds, Witness: "That Ogden cop was behind a big brick column. When he would shoot at that Ogden cop you could hear the BBs hit... what sounded like a splat when they'd hit that column."

Once the gun battle began, it wasn't long before Talovic went down.

Chief Burbank: "Within three minutes of receiving the call in our dispatch center, officers arrived at Trolley Square, and within six minutes the suspect was contained."

Wally Dodds: "I think the guy wanted to get shot. And, boy they gave him his wish. You can't believe the number of shots."

There was a flurry of activity in a brief period of time. Six minutes from the first call to police to conclusion.

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