Posted on July 25, 2022

Bodycam Footage of 4-Year-Old Shooting at Police at Midvale McDonald’s Released

Kiah Armstrong, ABC4, July 19, 2022

Police have released body cam footage from an incident at a Midvale McDonald’s where a 4-year-old shot at officers back in February.

The 12-minute video shows the moments leading up to the arrest of 27-year-old Sadaat Johnson as well as what took place after one of his children shot at police at the drive-thru.

Unified Police Department initially responded to the McDonald’s on February 21 around 1:30 p.m. when employees reported that a man brandished a gun in the drive-thru after his order was incorrect.


Johnson had two children in the car at the time, a 4-year-old and a 3-year-old.

Officers issued several commands for Johnson to get out of the car, but he was non-compliant. Police then opened Johnson’s front driver’s door, pulling him out.


As officers were trying to take Johnson into custody, an officer who turned around saw a gun pointing out of the back window screaming “gun,” moments before the 4-year-old fired at officers.


Johnson also told police that this wasn’t the first time his 4-year-old child had gotten his hands on a gun.