SALT LAKE CITY – Officials have ruled that a Salt Lake City Police Department officer who shot a man in November was justified in his actions.
The man would not come outside when officers arrived, and police said they could smell natural gas. When officers went inside the man was holding an object they believed to be a knife, and when the man lunged at an officer an officer fired one shot.
The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday they had determined the officer’s actions were justified.