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The Salt Lake City Police Department has released officer body cam footage of officer involved shooting

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The Salt Lake City Police Department has released the footage taken from the body camera worn by the officer who shot and killed an attacker The footage shows the officer’s confrontation with 42-year-old James Dudley Barker, who is seen in the video hitting the officer with a snow shovel. Police were called to the area of 2nd Ave. and I St. after they received a report that Barker had been going door-to-door offering to shovel snow from people’s sidewalks.

There did not appear to be snow on walkways in the area where the shooting occurred. Also, police claim The officer’s body cam footage from a police-involved shooting on Jan. 8, 2015. The camera was damaged in the confrontation between the officer and the suspect, causing the footage to stop. The officer, was taken to a hospital and treated for fractures to his arm and foot. It was said a witness saw the two wrestling in-front of the house for about 10 to 15 seconds when the officer shot the suspect.

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