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Former Utah police officer charged in shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former West Valley City police officer has been charged with reckless endangerment after opening fire on a moving vehicle last year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former West Valley City police officer has been charged with reckless endangerment after opening fire on a moving vehicle last year.

Jared Cardon was charged with the misdemeanor Wednesday. He resigned before the charges were filed.

Cardon was standing nearby when Jose Contreras swerved to miss another vehicle and crashed. Contreras began to flee the scene.

Cardon fired three shots at the vehicle and said he thought Contreras was going to hit him. Contreras was not injured.

Investigators determined that Cardon was not in imminent danger and his shots could have hit bystanders.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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