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Officer-involved shooting of Farmington man called 'brutal murder' by family

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 02, 2023

FARMINGTON, Utah — The family of the man killed in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting in Farmington said he was a victim of a "brutal murder" and that police have refused to answer their questions about the incident.

Chase Allan was shot and killed following what police have said was a routine traffic stop. Officers said that during the attempt to get Allan out of his car, multiple shots were fired.

In a statement to FOX 13 News, Allan's family says Chase's death is "devastating and tragic," and they are being "stonewalled" by police in efforts to get information on the shooting.

"Our family has not been permitted to see Chase and has not been contacted by authorities or justice departments with information surrounding this investigation," wrote Diane Allan, Chase's mother. "Our family was not properly notified of Chase’s death as next of kin. We found out about Chase’s death along with the entirety of our community via news reporters and articles written online."

The 25-year-old graduated from Davis High School in 2016, before going on to play soccer at UC-Davis and Utah State University. Diane Allan said he had been studying law in recent years.

"[Chase] was a gracious, loving soul who was known by everyone in his community to be caring, thoughtful, and kind and would do anything for someone in need," his mother wrote.

"He was always selflessly helping and protecting others in need."

Diane Allan said her son was "likely terrified for his safety" before the shooting and that police had fired 12 rounds into his car.

Chase Allan
Chase Allan

Police have offered few details on what led to the shooting after Allan's car was stopped. The five officers involved have been placed on administrative leave during an investigation.

Chase was living at home with his parents at the time of the shooting in the same city where he had grown up.

"Although he had a shy and quiet demeanor, he was able to make quick friends who cared about Chase deeply and will remember him fondly," his mother remembered.

Full statement from the Allan family:

Chase Linde Allan was a gracious, loving soul who was known by everyone in his community to be caring, thoughtful, and kind and would do anything for someone in need. He attended school in Davis County at Eagle Bay Elementary, Farmington Junior High and Davis High School. Although he had a shy and quiet demeanor, he was able to make quick friends who cared about Chase deeply and will remember him fondly. Chase graduated from Davis High School in 2016 where he played soccer earning varsity letters and at the Real Salt Lake Academy. Chase would then pursue higher education and went on to play soccer at UC Davis and Utah State University.

He was 25 years old and had graduated from Utah State University. He was always selflessly helping and protecting others in need. He has been studying law the last few years and was a patriot doing what he could to defend the people’s freedom and liberty in his community.

The devastating and tragic death of Chase Linde Allan quite literally hits home as his young life was taken from him on Wednesday March 1st, 2023, in the parking lot of our local Farmington City Post Office. Chase was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, peer, teammate, student, and neighbor amongst many other important roles he played within our community.

We have learned more from media coverage about what occurred than anywhere else right now. Officers claim it was a routine traffic stop, yet the officer requested multiple other officers to the scene a couple blocks prior to the stop. This resulted in the brutal murder of Chase at the hands of 5 Farmington Police officers, with them shooting him while he was still in his automobile and likely terrified for his safety. They shot 12 plus rounds at him while he was still inside the car with the engine running and lights on when reporters arrived.

Police are stonewalling us. Our family has not been permitted to see Chase and has not been contacted by authorities or justice departments with information surrounding this investigation. Chase lived at home with his parents in Farmington. Our family was not properly notified of Chase’s death as next of kin. We found out about Chase’s death along with the entirety of our community via News Reporters and Articles written online.