Sadaat Johnson Wiki – Biography
Sadaat Johnson is a father of 4 years old boy. He told his son to shoot at cops in McDonald’s drive-thru was taken into child protective custody, police said Tuesday.
The boy and his 3-year-old sister are now in state custody following the wild incident at the fast-food chain in Midvale, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake told The Post.
He is 27 years old.
The children had been in the car when their father, Sadaat Johnson, became enraged over an incorrect order and pulled a gun, police said.
Johnson then allegedly instructed his son to shoot at police officers as he was being taken into custody by responding cops after McDonald’s workers called 911, Sgt. Melody Cutler said.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for 27 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Cutler said early Tuesday. “That a 4-year-old even knows how to utilize a firearm and point it at an officer and pull the trigger is incredibly disturbing.”
Johnson’s son, who was in the backseat at the time, fired the gun, but an officer managed to deflect the weapon as it went off — with the round getting lodged in an awning, police said.
Cutler said that state social workers took custody of both youngsters from the scene.
Johnson, originally from Georgia, remained held without bond Tuesday at a Salt Lake County jail on felony child abuse and misdemeanour threat or use of dangerous weapon charges, online records show. It’s unclear if he’s hired an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Cutler said that the officer who pushed the gun away when Johnson’s son opened fire was burned on the arm. A witness relayed to police that Johnson told his son to “shoot at the police,” department officials said in a statement Monday.
Utah, child welfare workers had no prior contact with Johnson’s family before Monday’s incident. The man’s Facebook profile indicates he’s engaged recently moved to Salt Lake City from Atlanta.
Johnson’s fiancée is not the biological mother of his two children, Cutler said.
“We don’t have much else at this point,” Cutler said. “Our investigation is continuing.”
Cutler said she “couldn’t wrap” her head around the bizarre incident.
“Even the thought crossing their mind of having to use deadly force on a child is disturbing,” Cutler said of cops. “For someone to even put their child in that position is so disturbing. I can’t even wrap my head around it, how that even happens.”
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said the incident shows “how out of hand the campaign against police” has become.
“This is a sad day for us because the person who pulled that trigger was 4 years old,” Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera told KUTV. “Just think the gravity of that — a 4-year-old was told, we believe by the father, to pull the trigger and shoot a police officer. Thank God the officer was able to deflect.”