Suspect in officer involved shooting had long criminal history

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – 24 hours after the fatal officer involved shooting that left one officer dead and another in the hospital, more details begin to emerge on the suspect, 31 year-old Cory Henderson, but we’re also learning new details about the woman police were seeking.
Late this evening police confirmed they had found the woman believed to be in Cory Henderson’s car on Sunday when they were involved in a car accident that quickly turned into an officer involved shooting.  Salt Lake City Police located the woman, she was interviewed, and released according to a SLCPD spokesperson. Police are not considering charges at this time.
Records obtained by ABC4 News paints a long history of a felon.  Henderson served time for several charges ranging from assault to drug and weapons violations, going all the way back to 2005.
He had arrests for drugs, weapons, assaults, and theft in 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
“I’ll leave you to discern it, but it’s my understanding that he had a propensity for weapons,” said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
According to the Utah Department of Corrections, Henderson spent time in prison for charges related to possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
In October 2015, Henderson was sent to prison after disappearing from supervision, after a fugitive warrant had been issued for him by the Board of Pardons and Parole at the request of the Adult Probation and Parole back in June 4, 2015.
“Mr. Henderson was wanted both locally and federally and I am apprised Mr. Henderson was being sought after by the Metro Gang Task Force as early as Saturday evening,” added Winder.
The Utah Department of Corrections says Henderson was paroled to the Fortitude Treatment Center on December 8, 2015, at the request of a federal judge.  On December 18, Henderson, “checked out in the morning to look for work and failed to return at end of day as required.”
The AP&P placed Henderson on a national criminal database and three days later on December 12, 2015, a fugitive warrant was issued for his arrest.
Henderson was wanted for probation violations and possession and transfer of a firearm by a fugitive.

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