Video: Utah police fatally shoot escaped inmate who pointed gun at them

Police said Bartolo Justice Sambrano and another man were "prowling" cars and fled when an officer confronted them


By PoliceOne Staff

OGDEN, Utah — Police released footage Friday of a fatal Feb. 21 shooting of a felon who allegedly aimed a weapon at pursuing officers.

According to Salt Lake Tribune, Bartolo Justice Sambrano, 25, and another man, 20, were prowling cars in a parking garage and fled from authorities when an officer approached them for questioning.

Sambrano can be seen running down a hallway and turning to point a handgun at police. The Standard-Examiner reported that one officer fired nine times, killing Sambrano.   

Police Chief Randy Watt told the Salt Lake Tribune that Sambrano has been on the run since Dec. 9 when he escaped from a work release program. Officials said Sambrano was sought in a home invasion where shots were fired as well. 

The other suspect was detained for questioning and released, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. 

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