Skip to comments.GRAPHIC: Video Shows Officers Shoot Alleged Hostage Taker
Posted on 08/08/2020 10:14:35 AM PDT by rktman
Body cam footage from the Salt Lake City Police Department shows an alleged hostage taker with a knife to an innocents neck being shot dead by police.
Fox 13 reported that body cam video was released of a July 25, 2020, incident in which alleged hostage-taker, 34-year-old Andrew Jacob Preece, was shot dead.
Police indicated that Preece allegedly got in a fight in a grocery store with a man around 9:20 a.m. The fight carried on outside, where Preece allegedly pulled a knife on the man and held him hostage.
KSL-TV reports that one of the responding officers described seeing a knife the size of a forearm.
The body cam video shows two officers responding to the situation and trying to talk Preece into releasing the man. Preece allegedly refused the officers commands and continued walking down the sidewalk, while holding the knife to the man.
One of the officers got a wide enough view to take a shot, quickly followed by three others. Preece turned and winced, at which point follow-up shots were fired.
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Am I supposed to take a shot every time the words “alleged” or “allegedly” appears in the article?
Saw this last night
How dare they shoot a knife-wielding, hostage-holding bad guy!
Not really. I don't even think there is a question.
Drug addict, criminal, not his first tango ...
No kidding, shooting someone who is holding a hostage in front of him is as risky as it gets.
This could have been prevented by taking a few extra minutes or hour to talk him down if thats what it would take. In our opinion it did not look like a hostage situation, rather Andrew leaning on his friend for support because it appeared that he was is some way hurt.
I understand that the family is in pain, but saying something this stupid should make you the subject of ridicule, no matter how much grief you are experiencing at the moment.
Pin a medal on the police officer.
Only if you like being really, really drunk.
At that distance pretty sure I could’ve popped him the freaking head, if I was standing where the first LEO was when the first shot was taken...
Good police work in a hairy situation.
That really looked like suicide-by-cop to me.
wazz zhat y-y-yu shay?
Well he doesn’t have to be concerned about trying to get three squares and a bed for the night ever again.
Good. When someone takes a hostage violently it has lost its right to live. One less worm that would have voted democrat.
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