4-year-old fired gun at officers, police say

Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 9:36 AM EDT
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MIDVALE, Utah (KUTV) – McDonald’s employees in Utah grabbed their cell phones and started recording as police confronted a man who had threatened them with a gun in the drive-thru, saying his order was incorrect.

According to the body camera footage, the shooting happened in February. The police department, however, just recently released the video.

As employees hid, police outside tried to figure out who fired a gun.

To their disbelief, the shooter was a 4-year-old child in the father’s car.

Some officers rushed the kids inside while others handcuffed the father.

Police said the child told them, “I grabbed my dad’s gun and tried to shoot the police so he could be free and do what he wanted.”

Officers said they realized this was a close call for them and the children inside the car.

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