03/10/2010

Utah cop cleared in fatal shooting

The suspect was trying to run down Officer T.J. Bird

Deseret Morning News

ROOSEVELT, Utah — A man who was fatally shot by a Roosevelt police officer in February was actively trying to run the officer down when he was killed, according to prosecutors.

Duchesne County Attorney Stephen Foote has ruled that Roosevelt police officer T.J. Bird was justified in using deadly force while trying to arrest Gary M. Wheeler following a brief vehicle pursuit.

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