06/19/2009

Utah officer cleared in chase that ended in a suicide

By Steve Gehrke
The Salt Lake Tribune

SANDY, Utah — Police Officer Jason Nielsen was justified in firing his handgun during a chase that ended in a suicide in late May, according to the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.

The D.A.'s office said in a Tuesday morning news release that the shooting was an effort to prevent death or serious bodily injury to himself or others.

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