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Man dies in police shooting after Farmington traffic stop

By Mark Shenefelt - | Mar 2, 2023

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FARMINGTON — Police fatally shot a man in a traffic stop Wednesday after he would not obey commands and officers tried to pull him from the car, the Farmington Police Department said.

The man was identified as Chase Allan, 25. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital following the incident at 3:22 p.m. at 145 E. State St., the department said in a media release.

A Farmington officer pulled over Allan, who “became noncompliant,” according to the release. The officer called for backup officers.

The first officer told Allan to get out of the car, but he refused, the release said. “During an attempt to remove the driver from the vehicle, shots were fired and the driver was injured,” the statement said.

Officers got Allan out of the car and they rendered first aid, according to the release. Allan was the only person in the car.

Five Farmington officers were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, per department policy, the release said.

The Davis County Critical Incident Protocol Team was activated to investigate the shooting.

Further details were not immediately available. The media release said more information would be given after the investigation is finished.

A news media photo of the car showed what appeared to be eight bullet holes in the passenger windows of the car.

Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen did not immediately return a phone message. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, whose office oversees the critical incident team, declined to comment because of the active investigation.


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