Utah man Michael Tyson Nance, 30, has been charged with aggravated murder after he allegedly shot his girlfriend dead and shot a cop in the leg on February 10
Dramatic police body camera footage shows the moment Utah police officers confront a man who allegedly killed his live-in girlfriend, opened fire at officers, then shot himself in the face but survived.
The Salt Lake City police department released several body camera videos on Tuesday from the incident where a cop was shot in the leg on February 10.
Officers responded to a domestic incident where they found Michael Tyson Nance, 30, threatening his girlfriend Natalie Thurber, 34, who had called 911 and left the line open.
What ensued was a shooting where Salt Lake police officer Chad Miller was shot and shouted, ‘I’m hit, I’m hit, I’m hit in my leg!’ leading his fellow officers to drag him to safety.
Dramatic police body camera footage shows the moment Utah police officers confront Nance after they found him arguing and choking his girlfriend Natalie Thurber, 34, on February 10
Thurber called cops to the apartment around 3.30am and left the line open. Officers arrived with their guns drawn after hearing the couple arguing in the home
Nance and the cops exchanged gunfire after he allegedly shot his girlfriend. One shot hit officer Chad Miller in the leg (pictured on the ground)
Fellow Salt Lake officers dragged Miller to safety as two other cops fired into the home
Miller pictured on the right lying on the ground after being hit by a bullet
Cops were called to the scene around 3.30am. Dispatchers said they heard Nance threatening Thurber.
‘Natalie can be heard stating that (Nance) would not leave her, and that he strangled her and tried to kill her,’ charging documents said as per the Deseret News.
When officers arrived to the area of 125 S. 300 East following a cellphone tower ping, they heard screaming coming from an apartment.
A cop kicked in a window and the officers found Nance choking Thurber.
‘Police! Drop it or I will shoot you right now. Let me see your hands!’ a cop is heard shouting on Miller’s body camera footage.
Nance said, ‘Hold on, hold on’, according to charging documents.
One video that was not shared with the public recorded Nance’s hand coming into camera view ‘holding a handgun around the bathroom door frame. The handgun is turned toward Natalie’s head and [Nance] fires the gun’.
After Thurber was shot, Nance fired at officers, leading Miller to get hit in his right leg.
Natalie Thurber, 34, was killed on February 10
Thurber pictured above on social media
After Miller announces he’s hit, several officers run to him and drag him to safety.
As he’s being taken away at least two officers then unleash about a dozen shots.
However, Nance avoided the spray of gunfire by running out the back door of his apartment.
He was found later bleeding heavily after he tried to shoot himself in the face, but the bullet entered through his chin and exited through the bridge of his nose.
He was hospitalized then booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, according to KSL, but he still faces a ‘long road’ to recovery following his grave wound.
Salt Lake City released body camera footage of the confrontation on Tuesday. The officer-involved shooting and homicide are both being investigated by police
The incident took place at an apartment complex at 125 S. 300 East in Salt Lake City
Nance has been charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping, as well as aggravated assault.
The officer-involved shooting and homicide are both being investigated by police.
‘Sadly, in this case, a woman lost her life,’ Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said following the attack.
‘Domestic violence is not something that anybody should bat an eye at. It is actually something we should raise more awareness for,’ he added.
Nance’s next court hearing is schedule for March 9.
Those who experience domestic violence can call police dispatch at 801-799-3000; the 24-hour victim advocate hotline at 801-580-7969; the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233; or the Utah LINKLine at 800-897-5465.