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Mother of Saratoga Springs man officers shot is accused of assaulting police

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 19:24:44-04

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah - The mother of the 22-year-old man officers shot and killed in Saratoga Springs is now under investigation.

Officers said Susan Hunt, Darrien Hunt’s mother, approached them while they were making a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot in Saratoga Springs about two weeks ago.

According to police, Susan Hunt started screaming profanities at the officers and asking if they were going to shoot the person being stopped.

The officers asked her to leave and when she refused, one of them approached her passenger side window.

At some point, she allegedly swung her purse at the officer hitting him on the arm and shortly after drove away.

The officers did not arrest Hunt but filled out reports on several misdemeanor charges the next day.

Afterwards, considering the developments in the Darrien Hunt case, Saratoga Springs decided to hand off the case to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is now complete and authorities have forwarded four misdemeanor counts for possible prosecution to the Saratoga Springs Municipal Court.

However, it appears the city will also forward the case to another justice court.

Susan Hunt could now be facing four Class B misdemeanor charges including disorderly conduct, interfering with official police business and assault on a police officer.

Officials said video of the incident was captured on Walmart security cameras but has not yet been released.

So far, Susan Hunt’s attorney has not commented on the incident.