WARNING: GRAPHIC – Body cam video released after West Jordan officer shoots suspect

Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 23:24:59-04

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WEST JORDAN, Utah - Authorities have released the West Jordan officer's body camera video after he shot an armed suspect.

Back in August District Attorney Sim Gill said West Jordan police officer Ian Adams was justified in shooting 31-year-old Timothy James Peterson on July 10.

Peterson survived the shooting.

His father spoke out about the incident and said he disagreed with Gill's decision.

“I’m just absolutely opposed to what happened,” John Peterson said. “I don’t care if it’s my son or someone else’s son, that shouldn't of happened.”

Documents state Peterson was wanted on multiple warrants and had made threats toward police on social media.

An officer tried to arrest Peterson a few days after a caller reported Peterson posted online he was in the Jordan Landing area with a pistol.

One of the posts the caller alerted officers to stated Peterson said he would, “shoot the cops if they come.”

Peterson ran when officers tried to arrest him.

Officer Adams said Peterson turned toward him during the chase and he thought Peterson had a weapon.

Peterson was found to have a piece of metal with a laser attached.

Authorities said Peterson also apparently threw out a knife while running from officers who later found it in the area.

Police also found a smaller knife on Peterson when he was arrested.

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