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Video provides new details of fatal police shooting in Hooper

By Mark Shenefelt - | Jan 24, 2022

Image supplied, Weber County Attorney's Office

This screengrab from doorbell camera footage released by the Weber County Attorney's Office shows Adam Winters with a gun before he was killed in a police shooting Jan. 4, 2022.

OGDEN — Video released by the Weber County Attorney’s Office shows a man waving a gun and running toward sheriff’s deputies Jan. 4 in Hooper before shots are heard and the man falls dead.

A series of home surveillance and deputy body camera videos depicted some of the events that afternoon that began with a domestic violence 911 call and ended with the shooting that killed Adam Winters, 41.

The video does not appear to show any of the shots fired or Winters being hit, but one home surveillance recording shows Winters running up a sidewalk in the direction of a sheriff’s deputy, then ducking behind a vinyl fence as the deputy took cover behind another section of the fencing.

A second deputy’s body camera recording shows him approaching from another angle, both deputies armed with rifles and shouting repeated commands to Winters, including “Drop the gun,” “Put your hands up” and “Put the gun down.”

Weber County Attorney Christopher Allred, whose office posted the video compilation on YouTube, said the day after the shooting that Winters fired his gun before officers arrived and during the confrontation. One of the officers fired on Winters, he said.

Image supplied, Weber County Attorney's Office

This screengrab from home surveillance footage released by the Weber County Attorney's Office shows Adam Winters with a gun before he was killed in a police shooting Jan. 4, 2022.

The compilation begins with audio excerpts of 911 calls from neighbors and relatives of a woman who was in the home, as well as a muddled call from Winters..

“He’s running next door and he just pulled the gun on him,” a neighbor says in one call, apparently referring to Winters and a deputy. “He just shot the gun,” the neighbor continues, adding that she heard two to three shots.

Initial calls to dispatchers reported that Winters was intoxicated. “He is banging his head on the floor and on the counter,” one caller said.

A woman in the home told dispatchers that Winters “said he was going to break my neck and he put his hand on my throat.” She said he then went outside and went into a trailer, where they had a gun.

In a doorbell camera video, a woman is seen on the porch, then retreating into the home as Winters enters the view, holding a handgun.

Image supplied, Weber County Attorney's Office

This screengrab from doorbell camera footage released by the Weber County Attorney's Office shows a Weber County sheriff's deputy approaching the site of a fatal police shooting Jan. 4, 2022.

The shooting remains under investigation by the county attorney’s critical incident team. The deputy who fired on Winters was put on paid leave pending the investigation, standard procedure after police shootings.

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