[WATCH] Who Is Clinton Fox? The Utah Cop Who Fatally Shot Patrick Harmon Won’t Face Charges

A police officer in Utah won’t face any charges following the fatal shooting of 50-year-old Patrick Harmon, who was reportedly pulled over for riding a bicycle without a light. Newly released body camera footage shows Harmon attempting to flee the scene, at which point officer Clinton Fox dispatched three fatal shots at Harmon, who’d been running away from him. Before firing the shots, Fox had yelled, “I’ll f*cking shoot you!”

According to The Guardian, Salt Lake City prosecutors have said the killing was justified because the officers had feared for their lives. A district attorney has claimed Harmon threatened the officers, saying, “I’ll cut you,” and brandishing a knife as he was running. The body camera footage, however, shows no evidence that Harmon did either of these things.

“They just murdered him flat out,” Alisha Shaw, Harmon’s niece, told the outlet. “They are lying. There is no way they were threatened by anything. He was only trying to get away.”

When the Utah police officers first pulled Harmon over on the night of August 13, they told him they’d just wanted to “discuss the situation” with Harmon, who they said had ridden his bicycle “across all six road lanes and a median” and lacked the “required red rear tail light.” The encounter escalated when Fox and officer Kris Smith, who’d been the one to pull Harmon over in the first place, called for back up and learned of an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault.

According to Fox, Harmon had appeared “emotional and distraught,” reassuring the officers on the scene that he’d been trying to resolve the issue of the warrant.

After seeing the footage for the first time on Thursday, Adriane Harmon, another one of Harmon’s nieces, said her uncle had tried to flee because he was scared. “All he did was run,” Adriane said. “It hurts … They said ‘I’m going to kill you’ and they shot him three times. He’s just moaning on the ground.”

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