Darrien Hunt, the 22-year-old who was shot and killed by Utah police, died from a bullet that struck him in his back.
Randall Edwards, the Hunt’s attorney, said an independent autopsy was conducted and the medical examiner revealed Hunt was shot six times. Each shot penetrated his body from the back, which suggest Hunt was running away. The medical examiner believes the shot that killed Hunt was from a bullet that struck him in the middle of his back.
Investigators are currently awaiting results from an additional autopsy, which is being conducted by the state’s medical examiner.
In addition, several businesses in close proximity of where the shooting took place have provided authorities with surveillance video. Footage from a Cyprus Credit Union and a Panda Express may give insight on the fatal shooting. Both companies have released a statement confirming they are cooperating with all requests made by authorities. Investigators are also speaking with witnesses.
The surveillance video will be reviewed by a single entity of investigators from several different agencies, who review officer-involved shootings. It will be under the supervision of Utah County Chief Deputy Attorney Tim Taylor. The two Utah police officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave.
Hunt’s mother, Susan, believes race is the reason why her son was fatally shot by police. Officials refute the idea saying race did not play a role.
Hunt was killed at a mall in Saratoga Springs last Wednesday.