Police released dash-camera video Wednesday of officers shooting up a moving vehicle on Interstate 15 in December 2017. The police also injured innocent people not involved in the slow-speed chase.
Arturo Ray Gallemore-Jimenez, the 37-year-old suspect police were trying to kill, allegedly shot at Utah County officers on the night of Dec. 20. Police said Wednesday a stray bullet from an officer’s gun hit a passing car with six family members inside, and another bullet hit a bystander in the area, reported KUTV.
Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Cannon said Gallemore-Jimenez locked the keys in his truck at a Nephi, Utah gas station. He’s accused of firing his first shot into his own vehicle.
Someone called police and reported the incident, and they attempted to locate the truck. They spotted Gallemore-Jimenez in Springville where he pulled over. The suspect then fired a gun 3 times before leading police on a slow-speed chase for about 6 miles.
Sheriff Jim Tracy with the Utah County Sheriff’s Department said his officers shot more than 50 rounds before getting their suspect, who was reportedly wearing body armor.
One of the officers, toward the end of the dashcam video below, unleashed a spray of bullets from a fully automatic gun in Springville, hitting a passing car with six family members inside, as well as a bystander in the area.
The bystander, an adult male, was along the Interstate re-fueling his car when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital and has since been released.
Gallemore-Jimenez was hospitalized at Utah Valley Hospital before being booked into the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center.