Stunning surveillance video from the area of Salt Lake City, Utah captures the moment the driver of a dark sedan appears to intentionally hit a stationary man on a motorcycle with the intent of killing him.
Police say the driver told them that he believed the man on the motorcycle was going to kill him and said "kill or be killed."
The incident happened on March 27 an an apartment complex in Millcreek, just south of Salt Lake City in Utah.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KUTV, 34-year-old Kenneth Cordova was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for the unprovoked attack on suspicion of attempted murder.
Surveillance footage shows a black Acura plow directly into the victim, sending him flying into the air. Miraculously, the victim stands right up as the driver exits his vehicle to confront him. According to police, Cordova punched and kicked the victim multiple times.
According to the arrest report:
[Cordova] stated he encountered [victim] several minutes before and reported [victim] had a gun in his hand. [Cordova] stated he got to his car, which was parked outside of the apartment complex, drove back into the complex and ran him over. He felt he had to ‘kill or be killed’ and believed he had a hit on him from the year 2009.
Police investigators say there is no evidence that the victim had a gun, and the victim claims to have never had any encounters or interactions with Cordova preceding the incident.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment but was said to have not suffered any serious injuries.
Cordova has been requested to be held in jail without bond due to a "history of violent behavior."