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Chase Allan shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting following a traffic stop in Farmington

Police have not said whether the driver, 25-year-old Chase Allan, was armed. No police were injured.



During a traffic stop in Farmington on Wednesday afternoon, an officer-involved incident resulted in the death of 25-year-old Chase Allan.

According to Farmington police chief Eric Johnsen, an officer pulled over a vehicle around 3:30 p.m. due to a missing license plate, and requested backup from other police units while in the post office parking lot.

Shortly after the arrival of additional officers, shots were fired and a call for assistance was put out. Johnsen stated that Allan was still in the vehicle when the shots were fired, but it is unclear why the officers used deadly force.

According to Johnsen, the officers immediately administered CPR, and the fire department, located just two buildings away, arrived quickly on the scene.

Allan was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead later on. A blue sedan parked in the lot near the post office was riddled with bullet holes on the passenger side, but none of the officers were injured.

When asked why the officers felt compelled to use lethal force, Johnsen responded that his officers were trained to act in self-defense and that they would only fire if they feared for their lives.

Additionally, the protocol team will investigate whether Allan had a weapon in his vehicle at the time of the incident.

According to Johnsen, the five Farmington police officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

This will be a challenge for the small department, as those officers make up 20% of the force. Johnsen also noted that this is the third police-involved shooting in Farmington within the past year.

Ruby Stevens, who lives and works nearby, was unable to access her workplace due to road closures. She stated that incidents like this can occur anywhere, and as long as her community is secure, she is satisfied.

Authorities closed off roads near the scene of the shooting, from State Street and 200 East to Main Street and 100 East, while conducting their inquiry.

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