CRIME

Dash cam shows Summit County chase before veteran was fatally shot by deputy

Mar 5, 2024, 3:07 PM | Updated: Mar 6, 2024, 2:24 pm

KAMAS — New dash camera footage shows the moments that led to the fatal shooting of a military veteran who allegedly fled from police and approached a deputy with an object in November.

In footage obtained by KSL, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted a traffic stop on 41-year-old Donald Wayne Ball after the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office notified the deputy that the agency was actively looking for Ball.

According to a previous press release, Ball evaded the Summit County deputy, which led to a six-minute pursuit that ended on Bench Creek Road.

The Summit County deputy chasing Ball.

The Summit County deputy chasing Ball. (The Summit County Sheriff’s Office)

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said that Ball exited his vehicle and approached the Summit County deputy with a “large blunt object.” The deputy fired his firearm toward Ball and began life-saving measures until EMS arrived at the scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, Ball died from his injuries on the scene. The deputy was not injured and was placed on paid administrative leave.

Ball approaching the Summit County sheriff's deputy with a "large blunt object."

Ball approaching the Summit County sheriff’s deputy with a “large blunt object.” (The Summit County Sheriff’s Office)

Court records showed that Ball was convicted in 2019 after pleading no contest to two amended counts of attempted criminal mischief. In that case, Ball had cut wires to a broadcast tower, facilitating the emergency paging system for Summit and Wasatch County.

According to court documents, investigators learned that Ball had allegedly committed a similar crime in other crimes, and he had a military background.

Court documents state that in February 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for Ball after he failed to appear for a scheduled meeting with Adult Probation and Parole.

KSL requested body camera footage of this shooting, but the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said there was none to provide.

KSL 5 TV Live

Crime

FILE - Border Patrol station in Harlingen, Texas. (David Pike/Valley Morning Star via AP, File)Cred...

Associated Press

Amid increased enforcement in Mexico, US Border arrests fall

Arrests for illegally crossing the US border fell by 2.3% from February to March.

7 hours ago

FILE: A Summit County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. (KSL TV)...

Alexander Campbell

Multiple Summit County businesses affected by counterfeit scheme, one arrested in connection

After reports of businesses being passed counterfeit money, one man is arrested in Summit County and facing drug and forgery charges.

8 hours ago

Nisha Shrestha was studying in America from her home country of Nepal when she was allegedly struck...

Lauren Steinbrecher

Organizations see outpouring for serial hit-and-run victim studying in Utah from Nepal

After being victimized by an alleged serial hit-and-run driver, local communities rally around Nepalese transfer student.

10 hours ago

grand county sheriff vehicle...

Alexander Campbell

Illinois man arrested for suspicion of drug trafficking after leading Utah officers on pursuit

An Illinois man fled from police on Tuesday, turning a traffic stop into a spate of potential charges in Grand County.

10 hours ago

Salt Lake City Police vehicle with lights. (SLCPD)...

Alexander Campbell

Salt Lake City officers seize money, fentanyl on Jordan River Trail

A trespassing call escalated to a seizure of multiple types of drugs and thousands of dollars of cash early Friday morning.

11 hours ago

Woman accused of manipulating another woman with dementia....

Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Police looking for Sandy woman charged with exploiting elderly woman with dementia

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Sandy woman accused of manipulating a woman with dementia, cutting her off from her family and manipulating her financial assets.

14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Dash cam shows Summit County chase before veteran was fatally shot by deputy