Dramatic footage released of officer-involved shooting

Jan 23, 2020, 2:13 PM | Updated: Dec 30, 2022, 11:25 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Salt Lake City Police have released more information and body camera footage from an officer-involved shooting that happened on January 8.

Cops identified the suspect in the case as 20-year-old Tyler Keaton Webster.

A lengthy rap sheet

They say he was no stranger to police, because of his lengthy criminal history.

“His criminal background includes convictions for unlawful sexual activity with a minor [and] disorderly conduct,” explains Captain Ty Farillas.

Additionally, he’s also been charged for assault, violation of a protective order, forgery and theft by receiving stolen property.

Close encounter

On the afternoon of January 8, Webster came face-to-face with officers while driving a stolen red Mustang.

Around 1500 W. North Temple, Webster attempted to flee police by driving in reverse.

“Officer number two attempted to tase the driver at this time,” says Captain Farillas. “The car continued in reverse and attempted to slide sideways, while doing so.”

Webster still refused to exit the vehicle after police used a stun gun.

“The driver continued to rev the engine as [one of the officers] found himself between the open passenger-side door and the guardrail,” he explains.

Dramatic footage

At that time, one of the two officers fired his weapon at Webster and he suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result.

Warning: The body camera captured dramatic footage of the officer-involved shooting, which is graphic and includes profane language.

Webster was administered medical aid immediately following the shooting.

Right now, the Unified Police Department is leading the officer-involved critical incident protocol team.

Their objective is to conduct an independent investigation into what happened.

“We want everyone to remember this is still an active and open case,” explains Captain Farillas.

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave, which police say is standard protocol.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Crime, Police + Courts

eight-year-old falls from second-story window in Eagle Mountain...

Derrick Jones

Eight-year-old falls from second-story window in Eagle Mountain

eight-year-old falls from second-story window in Eagle Mountain

6 hours ago

A customer who threw a burrito bowl in a Chipotle worker's face in September has been sentenced to ...

Chris Isidore, CNN

Woman who threw bowl of food at Chipotle worker sentenced to work 2 months in fast food job

A New York woman who assaulted a Chipotle worker was sentenced to work two months in a fast food restaurant.

15 hours ago

Parents anxiously wait outside UNLV shooting scene....

John Miller, Elizabeth Wolfe, Taylor Romine and Evan Perez, CNN

UNLV gunman was a career professor who had applied for a job at the school

The shooting began shortly before noon on the fourth floor of the university’s Beam Hall business school building at UNLV.

19 hours ago

Shonie Christensen, domestic violence advocate and survivor, hugs Lindsey Boyer,...

Don Brinkerhoff

Service for domestic violence survivors expanding in Tooele

South Valley Services in Tooele has seen a spike in the need for services for survivors of domestic violence.

1 day ago

Police are responding to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (KVVU)...

Cheri Mossburg, Sara Smart and Taylor Romine

At least 3 dead including the suspect after shooting on University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus

Las Vegas Metro Sheriff Kevin McMahill said officials know the identity of the suspect, but won't releasing his name until his family has been notified.

2 days ago

Gabby Petito's Parents allege that the parents of Brian Laundrie were aware that their son had kill...

Aimee Cobabe

Petito family alleges Brian Laundrie’s lawyer, parents knew of Gabby Petito’s death

The parents of Gabby Petito allege Brian Laundrie told his parents weeks before Gabby went missing that she was “gone.”

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Human hand holding a protest banner stop vaping message over a crowded street background....

Prosperous Utah Communities

Utah’s Battle to Protect Youth from Vaping Epidemic Faces New Threat as Proposed Rule Threatens Progress

Utah's strict standards of nicotine levels in vaping products are at risk, increasing health hazards associated with use. Read more about how you can advocate for a better future for Utah's youth.

Dramatic footage released of officer-involved shooting