Dashcam videos show moments after officer-involved shooting in Layton

Posted at 10:43 AM, Sep 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-02 19:08:26-04

LAYTON, Utah -- The Utah Department of Public Safety has released two videos showing the moments after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper was shot during a traffic stop last month.

On August 28, Sgt. Paul Kotter tried to stop a driver at 3000 North Hillfield Rd., near the Hill Air Force Base south gate, to tell him the roads were closed because of construction.

The driver, 21-year-old Drew Morgan Moyer, who officials said smelled of alcohol, then shot Sgt. Kotter multiple times.

Sgt. Kotter was able to return fire but was shot in the lower back.

Authorities said Sgt. Kotter was wearing a bulletproof vest which they said saved his life.

Another trooper then saw Moyer's car crash into vehicle nearby.

When officials got to the car, they found Moyer dead inside.

Authorities initially said it appears Moyer shot himself in the head, but the case is under investigation and authorities said later it is possible the man was actually struck by rounds fired by the trooper.

The videos were taken from dashboard-mounted cameras in UHP vehicles that responded to the scene after the shooting occurred.  The first video (above) shows Sgt. Paul Kotter receiving aid from construction workers and troopers at the scene. The second video (below) shows other officers approaching Moyer's vehicle to make sure the scene was secure.