As police struggled to arrest a man who allegedly pulled a gun on McDonald’s workers for messing up his order, one of the officers turned toward the man’s car.
He saw a gun pointed at his fellow officers.
The officer swiped the gun to the side as it fired, the bullet grazing his arm and shooting up into the awning above the McDonald’s drive-through.
It was then that he got a look at the shooter – a 4-year-old boy.
Police said the boy fired because his father, Sadaat Johnson, had told him to shoot the officers. Aside from the intervening officer, no one was hurt. Johnson, 27, was arrested during the Monday afternoon incident and charged with felony child abuse and the threatening use of a dangerous weapon.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera told KTVX she’s never seen anything like a 4-year-old shooting at law enforcement and that it is evidence that “the campaign against police” has gotten out of hand.
“Every officer that’s here today just can’t believe it,” Rivera told the station. “We’re beyond belief.”
Johnson is locked up in the Salt Lake County jail, according to sheriff’s records. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.
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Source: Greenwich Time