A former Salt Lake police officer has been charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with a shooting on Seventh East involving a dangerous game of traffic tag.
The complaint, filed in 3rd Circuit Court, says Vernon L. Olson, 34, shot at two men on Feb. 27 at Seventh East and 15th South. Neither man was injured.Olson, who was fired from the department last summer, pulled past a car carrying two men and allegedly shot a hole in the windshield after a pop can was thrown at his car from another vehicle, said police detective John Johnson. A bullet fragment was found in the armrest on the driver's side.
Col. Ed Johnson declined to say why Olson was terminated.
Johnson said he has made arrangements for Olson to surrender to the court.