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St. Louis native shot and killed by Utah police

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Patrick Harmon. Credit: Harmon family Patrick Harmon. Credit: Harmon family
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"I'll f***ing shoot you!"

These were the last words uttered before Salt Lake City Police officer Clinton Fox shot and killed St. Louis native Patrick Harmon.

The 50-year-old father of two was shot three times the evening of August 13 after being stopped by police for riding a bicycle through six lanes and a median without a rear tail light.

The Salt Lake City Police Department told News 4 when officers discovered warrants for Harmon's arrest, he ran. Seconds later, Officer Fox fired three shots.

"He shot my brother in the back while he was running," said Ray Harmon. "They don't do that here (St. Louis)!" 

Ray Harmon is Patrick Harmon's older brother.

"Don't nobody want to go back to jail," said Ray Harmon. "You don't have to kill me because I don't want to go back." 

The FBI is investigating the deadly incident after an invite from the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office and an outcry from Harmon's family in St. Louis.

"I want justice for my uncle and I'm going to get it," said Adrianne Harmon.

Adrianne and other members of her family traveled over 1,300 miles to demand answers for her uncle's death.

"The first time I saw the video, my first statement was 'Oh my God! This isn't right!" said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

Gill told News 4 his office spent over seven weeks probing the shooting, before determining it was justified.

Gill said frame-by-frame images of the body cam footage show Harmon attempting to turn around, and police claim he was holding a knife.

A blade isn't discernible in the video, but one was found at the scene.

Harmon's niece has one thing to say to the officer who took her uncle's life: "I hope it haunts you for the rest of your life."

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