WVC officer in Draper shooting involved in previous shooting, DA declared justified

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 14, 2015

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Authorities said the West Valley City officer who shot the knife-wielding suspect in Draper was involved in a previous shooting in Dec. 2013.

According to District Attorney Sim Gill, Officer Jason Vincent was cleared of wrongdoing after shooting Oston Shiloh Fairbourn who pulled a knife on the officer and didn’t listen to his commands.

However, Fairbourn survived the shooting.

Back on Dec. 15, 2013, officers were called about a man acting strange and threatening patrons at a Gold’s Gym in West Valley City.

That man, later identified as Fairbourn, left the gym before officers arrived.

Later that evening Vincent said he stopped to check on a man who appeared to be talking to himself and walking in the street near 3200 W. and 3500 South.

That man turned out to be Fairbourn and allegedly pulled a knife on Vincent.

Vincent said Fairbourn didn’t listen to his commands to drop the knife.

Documents show Fairbourn shouted, “you’re gonna f—— die,” at Vincent and continued toward him.

At that point Vincent fired three shots hitting Fairbourn in the abdomen and chest.

Fairbourn survived and was eventually booked on aggravated assault charges.

MORE: Click here to see the full details on the Dec. 2013 shooting