In Salt Lake City, Utah, a man named James Dudley Barker, 42, was shot dead by a police officer last week after offering his routine door-to-door snow-shoveling services.
The altercation was recorded on body-cam footage until it was abruptly cut before the shooting; the cops claim the bodycam was broken at the time the video ceases.
The verbal altercation became physical when the cop appeared to swing at Barker after he got upset at the officer verbally.
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After the officer appeared to swing at the man, it looks like James swung back, and then the bodycam footage is cut. All we know past that point is that the cop shot and killed him. The officer, whose name has not been released, was allegedly injured by being struck with a shovel after he took a swing at the man. Evidence to back this up has not been presented to the public.
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