Officer Involved Shooting: Police Ide...

Officer Involved Shooting: Police Identify Alleged Drug Dealers...

There are 10 comments on the Fox13Now story from Jan 28, 2010, titled Officer Involved Shooting: Police Identify Alleged Drug Dealers.... In it, Fox13Now reports that:

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Police have released more details in an officer involved shooting at a West Valley City Burger King parking lot Wednesday afternoon that sent a man to the hospital with gun shot wounds.

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Sydney

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Jan 28, 2010
Travis is my uncle and I love him sooo much its killing me to know he got shot!! I wrote him a note today during school and now my mom is at the hospital and shes going to read it to him.I got emotional and im still kinda crying about it as im typing this. But he will be in my prayers and I love him soooo much!!
John

Montgomery, AL

#2 Jan 28, 2010
Wow...Really?!? Although I would never want you to lose a family member, your uncle's actions almost caused a family to lose their dad, brother, son, husband, etc in the police officer that is trying to clean up our community from drugs. Your uncle pulled forward to try and run over the policeman. Cause and effect, actions and consequences. If your uncle survives, hopefully he'll change the course of his life after his prison term. I'm sure you love him whether a good person in society or not, nothing says you can't still love him in prison as well!
Witness

Midvale, UT

#3 Jan 28, 2010
It's not that black and white... The undercover officers were in plain clothes, and in clunker cars. It happened so fast, it's highly unlikely they had time to even produce a badge. The officer that shot the suspect was at least 25-30 feet away when he started shooting. The officer that was almost hit by the car was on the driver side of the car punching through the open window (i'm told as I didn't personally see that part). The suspect most definitely deserves the consequences for the drug charge if guilty. The force used was excessive in my opinion. Shooting out the tires on the car would have prevented him from going very far. At the end of the day he'll have his day in court...
Whawho

Ivins, UT

#4 Jan 29, 2010
They ought to be investigating why a cop would shoot the driver of a car because he was fleeing? I would bet this was another trigger happy Utah cop. My guess is the "cop who was struck doesn't have a bruise.
Whawho

Ivins, UT

#5 Jan 29, 2010
If the cops hadn't identified themselves as police and were in plain clothes they are at fault period. Who wouldn't step on the gas when strangers flash guns. He obviously didn't hit the gas to hurt the plain clothed cop, give me a break. The family needs to get a good attorney and sue the hell out of the police for this one. Cops firing guns in plain clothes at a fleeing car...they will be rich! Moron cops are out of control in this area. You don't shoot at a fleeing car period especially not while undercover!!!!!! REDICULOUS POLICE WORK!
Sad Citizen

Layton, UT

#6 Jan 30, 2010
First let me start by saying Sydney by the comment you made that your still in school I assume you are too young to comprehend the complexity of this situatiuon. Shane Owen introduced Travis Johnson to heroin and now his life is ruined. Travis Johnson and Shane Owen have been using heroin together for quite some time now, and have ruined peoples lives in their path. Even those of children younger than you with no responsibility what so ever!! If you go back and look at Shane's actual arrest records you will find this to be just another one of his rampages!! These two grown adults know the law! Shane has had multiple heroin arrests and has never been sentenced to anything more than probation. They should not even be out on the streets! When will justice be served? As far as the witness stating "it's not that black and white" The only thing black and white about it is the color of heroin they were buying!! Travis and Shane were there to buy heroin, knew they got caught and tried to flee by using any force necessary, one again with no reguard to who they hurt in the process. As far as the actual drug dealers who carelessly go out selling that aweful stuff, they are feeding demons to those who use it!! I thank those brave officers who daily risk their lives so we can have a safe community!!
As to Whawho you sound like you either have a drug problem yourself or are a defense attorney who is more concerned with getting people off or pointing the finger at the the police than putting the blame where it belongs... on the repeat offenders who have yet to face consequences!!
Agustus Mcray

Provo, UT

#7 Jan 30, 2010
First of all it was not a fleeing vehicle, it was a weapon they were using to get away. The police officers identified themselves and by shooting out tires it wouldn't have stop the car from driving over a person. The only mishap I see here is the driver is still alive after trying to take the life of a police officer (intentially or by accident). Who know how many innocent people he would have killed running from the police if they hadn't stopped him there. Thank you West Valley City police officers and all other officers for everything you do.
concerned

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Jan 31, 2010
how is your uncle doin?
callin your bluff

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Jan 31, 2010
I used to play poker tournaments with Shane Owens. He never admitted to us that he was on Heroin but you could tell when he would nod off sitting straight up holding a royal flush. I think St. George is an idiot. If you actually paid attention to the story you hear how the police DID identify themselves as Police Officers. They DID witness the drug deal go down. The driver DID actually strike an Officer with his vehicle. I agree with Sad Citizen. How do we live with a system, where our Police enforce the laws by arresting these repeat offenders and the broken court system allows them to only do probation? We donít need to decide if the Police were justified. We do need to let our elected officials know that we are all sick of repeat drug abusers dictating where we feel safe. This happened at a fast food restaurant, if it were a McDonalds with a play place where heroin was being sold in the parking lot would people care more? I can say for sure they meet these illegalís all over this valley. Shane used to live in West Jordan and in Sandy and he was still using there too. This isnít a West Valley City issue. This is a State wide issue. Only West Valley was alert enough to see it.
Family

South Jordan, UT

#10 Jan 31, 2010
We love you no matter what Travis, I am sorry this happened. We feel sorry that you have so much pain and have to cover it with drugs. The officers are doing their jobs and had to do what was done. We are sorry that we couldn't have helped you earlier, find peace in God.

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