Watch Command Log Reporting Period: 6 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 – 6 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. Items contained herein are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, please visit slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.
3:33 p.m. Officer Involved Shooting
584 E. 2nd Ave.
A resident called police about a suspicious man asking people in the area if he could shovel the snow off their walks for money. An officer responded and made contact with him. Soon after the man attacked the officer, hitting him several times with the shovel. The officer drew his handgun and shot the man, killing him. The deceased is James Barker, 42, a Salt Lake City resident. The officer was transported to the hospital and found to have multiple fractures. He was treated and released. The officer was wearing an activated body camera which became disabled during the attack.
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