Monday, December 29, 2014

Celebrated Purple Heart Recipient Killed by Police After 9-1-1 Call for Medical Emergency

A Utah man is dead after his wife dialed 9-1-1 to get him medical attention for a cut foot.

purple heart recipient killed by police1
Stansbury Park, Utah– Nicholas McGehee, a 28 year old sergeant in the US Army, a veteran of two tours in Iraq and recipient of a Purple Heart was shot and killed by Utah police on Sunday. McGehee had stepped in broken glass and 9-1-1 was called to request medical help.
The two unnamed officer’s arrived on the scene around 4am, one from the Sheriff’s Office and one from the Utah Highway Patrol.  The officers claim to have seen a man holding a gun through the window with a woman they believed could potentially be in danger. The officer’s claim to have evacuated the woman, which is when McGehee stepped out onto his porch allegedly armed with a rifle, the local ABC affiliate reports.
One of the officers claims to have told the man to put his weapon down several times, but alleges that McGehee ignored the request and instead began to point his weapon at the officer.  These allegations cannot be substantiated however, as the officer had decided not to turn on their body camera, despite believing that an armed man was exiting his home.


No comments:

Post a Comment