In a statement to the public, the family of a 25-year-old man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Farmington on Wednesday claims that police are refusing to work with them. On March 1, close to the US Postal Service headquarters at 145 East State Street, Chase Linde Allan, 25, was shot numerous times by Farmington police.
Allan’s family stated that they learned of his passing via news reports and that authorities have not contacted them about the investigation.
According to the statement,
“Our family was not properly notified of Chase’s death as next of kin,” the statement reads.
Allan attended Davis High School, Farmington Junior High School, and Eagle Bay Elementary School. He participated in soccer at the Real Salt Lake Academy and later at Utah State University and the University of California, Davis.
“He was always selflessly helping and protecting others in need,” his family said. “He has been studying law the last few years and was a patriot doing what he could to defend the people’s freedom and liberty in his community.”
According to Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen, an officer pulled Allan over on Wednesday in the USPS office’s parking area because his car lacked a license plate. According to reports, Allan was the only passenger in the blue BMW.
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Police said that Allan became non-compliant during the traffic encounter. Four more officers responded to the initial officer’s appeal for help. Police allegedly ordered Allan to vacate his car, but he resisted. There are few details, but according to authorities, bullets were fired while pulling Allan from his vehicle. Allan passed away as a result of his injuries.
Read their complete statement below:
“Chase Linde Allan was a gracious, loving soul who was known by everyone in his community to be caring, thoughtful, and kind and would do anything for someone in need. He attended school in Davis County at Eagle Bay Elementary, Farmington Junior High and Davis High School.”
“Although he had a shy and quiet demeanor, he was able to make quick friends who cared about Chase deeply and will remember him fondly. Chase graduated from Davis High School in 2016 where he played soccer earning varsity letters and at the Real Salt Lake Academy. Chase would then pursue higher education and went on to play soccer at UC Davis and Utah State University.”
“He was 25 years old and had graduated from Utah State University. He was always selflessly helping and protecting others in need. He has been studying law the last few years and was a patriot doing what he could to defend the people’s freedom and liberty in his community.”
“The devastating and tragic death of Chase Linde Allan quite literally hits home as his young life was taken from him on Wednesday March 1st, 2023, in the parking lot of our local Farmington City Post Office. Chase was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, peer, teammate, student, and neighbor amongst many other important roles he played within our community.”
“We have learned more from media coverage about what occurred than anywhere else right now. Officers claim it was a routine traffic stop, yet the officer requested multiple other officers to the scene a couple blocks prior to the stop.”
“This resulted in the brutal murder of Chase at the hands of 5 Farmington Police officers, with them shooting him while he was still in his automobile and likely terrified for his safety. They shot 12 plus rounds at him while he was still inside the car with the engine running and lights on when reporters arrived.”
“Police are stonewalling us. Our family has not been permitted to see Chase and has not been contacted by authorities or justice departments with information surrounding this investigation. Chase lived at home with his parents in Farmington.”
“Our family was not properly notified of Chase’s death as next of kin. We found out about Chase’s death along with the entirety of our community via News Reporters and Articles written online.”
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