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Moment Man Attacked Officer With Shovel Before Being Shot Dead

January 11, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Moment Man Attacked Officer With Shovel Before Being Shot Dead

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This is the moment a man attacked a police officer with a shovel at the start of a tussle which ended with him being shot dead.

James Barker, 42, was caught by the officer’s body camera swinging the implement at him from a porch in Salt Lake City, Utah, just one street away from Barker’s home.

During the altercation, the officer drew his gun and shot Barker 3 times Barker, killing him. The camera did not capture the shooting as it was damaged during the shovel attack and stopped filming.

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