Shooting In Salt Lake City May Have Been Act Of Self-Defense


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — A shooting that occurred last month in Salt Lake City is now being examined as an act of self-defense.

The original incident occurred on December 27th, at just before 2:50 p.m., according to ABC4.

The incident occurred at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Main Street. Police responded to the location after multiple calls, finding a man armed with a handgun and another person shot.

The incident revolved around an argument between three men. In the course of the argument, one of the men displayed a knife. One of the other men produced a handgun and shot the knife-wielding man. The third man left the scene prior to police arrival.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The case is being referred to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for a determination of self-defense.

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Robert Nixon is a retired law enforcement officer whose career spanned thirty years in various assignments, to include the rank of chief. He is the owner of AO Training Solutions LLC, specializing in open enrollment defensive handgun and trauma first aid training.

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