As BreakingBrown previously reported, an officer’s body camera was not working when Darrien Hunt was gunned down by Utah police. Fortunately, other cameras in the area were functioning and showed Hunt being gunned down as he fled from police.
Darrien Hunt, 22, was gunned down by police while engaging in cosplay with a fake samurai sword. After the kιlling, police went silent.
Eventually, however, police crafted a story alleging that Hunt “lunged” at officers, causing them to give chase and open fire.
Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman said Monday that the officers were reacting to a threαt since Hunt had lunged at them.
“I find that Saratoga Springs Cpl. Matthew Schauerhamer and Officer Nicholas Judson were justified in their use of deαdly force against Mr. Hunt,” said Buhman. “Their belief that deαdly force was necessary to prevent death or serious bodily injury was reasonable.”
He said the officers were acting to prevent being harmed by Hunt’s sword.
“He did not stop after being given a verbal command to stop,” Buhman said. “The time it would have taken for Mr. Hunt with the sword still in his hand after having stαbbed or sliced at officers, it would have been a matter of seconds before he reached someone else.”
But Tim Taylor, the chief deputy attorney for Utah county, confirmed that “Hunt was in fact alleged to have lunged at the officers outside a bank several dozen yards away from where he ultimately died.”
Add to that, Hunt was shot six times, four of which were in the back. This all makes since when paired with video which shows Hunt running away from officers when he was shοt and kιlled by police. The question then becomes how can police say they were in danger for their lives when they were in fact the aggressors? How could they have feared for their lives while chasing Hunt with their guns drawn?
Watch the video below: