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At around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 35-year-old man in Roy, Utah called a suicide hotline looking for help. A SWAT team responded to the man's home, and after a seven-hour standoff in his garage, an officer shot and killed him.
It's unclear what sparked the shooting. Detective Matt Gwynn of the Roy Police Department told the Standard-Examiner that he was unsure whether the victim fired a shot, or how many shots were fired. "At some point those negotiations failed and unfortunately the SWAT team was involved in a shooting, and the subject is now deceased," he said.
The Roy Police Department SWAT team was assisted by the Ogden Metro SWAT team in the negotiations. Gwynn told the Standard-Examiner that one of the officers involved with the shooting was Roy PD, but he was unsure of the jurisdictions of the others. All of the officers who fired their weapons have reportedly been placed on administrative leave.
originally posted by: AnIntellectualRedneck
Let me get this straight: this person called a suicide hotline, and their reaction was to send a SWAT team.
That seems like the exact opposite of anything that you should ever do. Like ever.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: LDragonFire
Suicide by cop.
Apparently he was living with his girlfriend and her children, at least he didn't try to take them with him, like some have.
How is it suicide by cop when he called a hotline asking for help?
"It seem like there was one shot, and then a pause, and then four or five shots after that, that were very rapid," Smith said. "The pause after the first shot was really brief. After that I went inside and shut the door."
"At some point those negotiations failed and unfortunately the SWAT team was involved in a shooting, and the subject is now deceased," he said.
Shots rang out. Again. Killer cops from Utah. This time in Roy. A small, tight knit community witnessed the Weber Metro SWAT team respond to a desperate call. A suicidal man, reaching out for help via a suicide prevention hotline, was shot to death this week in what the was being coined by the police as a “suicide by cop”.
Jose Calzada, 35 of Roy, died at 11:15 a.m. of numerous gunshot wounds after 6 hours of “attempted negotiations.” It is apparent that at no time did any officer or SWAT negotiator involve any mental health professional as they apparently “followed protocol”.
Is “following protocol” now the “norm” in Utah? Dozens of people, innocent young men and women such as Danielle Willard, Darrien Hunt and Matthew Stewart have been gunned down by law enforcement agencies throughout Utah and protests are showing growing community support for these victims, their families and loved ones.
Jose Calzada called a suicide hotline from his home in Roy, Utah, at about 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, but by 11 a.m. he was shot dead by a SWAT team.
After Calzada called the suicide hotline, the SWAT team arrived and negotiated with him for hours (video below).
“At some point those negotiations failed and unfortunately the SWAT team was involved in a shooting, and the subject is now deceased,” Officer Matt Gwynn, public information officer for the Roy Police Department, told Standard.net.