Salt Lake City Police shoot Tongan man

Two Police officers have  shot a 28-year-old Tongan  in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

The victim is Palm Samiuel Lautaimi also know as Palema.

His family have confirmed he was shot by police, Fox13 Now News reported.

“Those two Salt Lake City police officers are on standard paid administrative leave”, the news said.

“Lautaimi was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but police say his condition is now stable. Jail records show this isn’t Lautaimi’s first run-in with law enforcement”.

Lautaimi’s past

“In June of 2007, Lautaimi terrorized a west Salt Lake neighborhood during a drive-by shooting. He pleaded guilty to three felony charges. In 2014 Lautaimi was released on parole.

“On Jan. 16, during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Lautaimi was pulled over by West Valley City police.

“Court documents show police found he had 10 individual twist baggies, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. And in his right pocket a loaded .22 caliber handgun. Both violations of his parole but Lautaimi wasn’t sent to prison.

“The probable cause states “Adult probation and parole was contacted but would not respond to transport him back to the prison due to the holiday.”

“No charges were filed so three days later Lautaimi was released from jail.

Fifteen days later, officers confronted him on the street, which is when Salt Lake City Police say he became violent and was shot”.

1 COMMENT

  1. Na’e fanaʻi ʻe ha ongo polisi ha tangata Tonga taʻu 28 ʻi Salt Lake ʻi he Sāpaté

    Ko e tangata ʻeni ko Palm Samuel Lautaimi ʻoku toe ʻiloa pe ki he tokolahi ko Pālema.

    Naʻe leleakiʻi ki fale mahaki pea ʻoku ne ʻi he tuʻunga fakafiemālie pe.

    ʻOku ʻikai ko ha toki maumauʻi ʻeni ʻe Pālema ʻa e laó ʻo hoko ai ʻa hono fanaʻi ko ʻení.

    ʻI Sune 2007 ne ne fakailifiaʻi ai ha kaungāʻapi ʻi he uēsite ʻo Salt Lake lolotonga ha fana ka ʻokú ne lele meʻalele. Ne tali halaia ai ki hano fakaʻilo ki he hia mamafa ʻe 3. Ne tautea ai pea toki tuku ange mai ki tuʻa ʻi he 2014 makatuʻunga ʻi hano toe vakaiʻi ʻo pehe ne lalaka ki muʻa ʻa e lelei ʻo ʻene ngāue pōpula ne faí. Ne tuku ange mai pe kae tali ui ki ʻapi pōpula.

    ʻI he ʻaho 16 Sānualí lolotonga e fakaʻosinga uike he ʻaho mālōlō ʻo Martin Luther King Jr ne taʻofi ai ʻe he kau polisi West Valley City ʻa Lautaimi.

    Ne maʻu ia mo e kofu faitoʻo konatapu ʻe 10. Toe maʻu mo e meʻafana 22 pea ne fakapapauʻi ai ʻene maumauʻi ʻa hono tuku ange maluʻi angalelei mai ia ki tuʻa mei he pilīsoné.

    Ne ʻikai ke fakaʻilo ia heni ki he maumauʻi hono maluʻi ka ʻi he ʻaho ʻe 15 mei ai ne toe fakafetaulaki atu ha ongo polisi kiate ia. Ko e taimi ʻeni ne iku fakafepaki ai ʻa Latiume ki he kau polisi ʻo iku fanaʻi ai ia.

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