Mark Stoddard Killed by Emery County Sheriff's Office, Utah Highway Patrol

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At approximately 5:15 p.m., an Emery County deputy pulled over a driver with the suspicion he was under the influence of alcohol. During the stop, the driver exited the vehicle and pointed a gun at the officer. The man re-entered his vehicle and drove off, and the deputy chased him. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper used spikes to stop the car. The driver then pointed his gun in the direction of the trooper and deputy, and both officers shot and killed the driver.

Victim's Name: Mark Stoddard

Agency Responsible: Emery County Sheriff's Office, Utah Highway Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: White

Date of Death: December 21, 2019

County: Emery

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5301

Geography: Rural

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