Dad orders four-year-old 'to shoot cops at McDonald's drive-thru' 4 months ago

Dad orders four-year-old 'to shoot cops at McDonald's drive-thru'

It's currently unclear whether the children were released to a guardian

A four-year-old kid fired a gun at police officers at the behest of his father, who had flashed the weapon at Mcdonald's drive-thru employees.

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Sadaat Johnson was at a drive-thru McDonald's in Midvale, Salt Lake City, with his two young children in the back of his vehicle when he engaged in a conflict over his food order. Johnson flashed his firearm at employees then pulled over to await his amended order, reports the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake.

Fox 13 The shooting happened in Midvale, Salt Lake City, at a drive-thru McDonald's/Via Fox13
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However employees did not fix his order; they called the police, reports KUTV.

Officers on the scene were unable to remove Johnson, 27, safely, and he was consistently uncooperative. Eventually, Johnson was removed from the car, at which point he instructed his four-year-old inside the car to shoot the officers. The officers reported seeing a small arm wielding a firearm as it rose from inside the car.

Police Police officers struggled to remove the assailant initially/Via Fox13
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As the weapon was fired, an officer was lucky enough to hit the gun, which sent the shot upwards to hit the restaurant's awning. The four-year-old and another child aged three were all removed from the vehicle and their father was taken into custody.

The officer who bravely smacked the gun experienced a minor injury to his arm and no other injuries occurred, reports Fox 13.

Officials are yet to announce formal charges and it's currently unclear whether the children were released to a guardian, suggests KUTV.

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