Roosevelt officer’s use of lethal force against suspect ruled to be justified

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ROOSEVELT, Utah –The Utah County Attorney’s Office says Roosevelt police lieutenant Pete Butcher was justified in fatally shooting 36-year-old Kevin Norton.

Officials said Norton was armed with a gun and threatening to shoot when his wife called 911 in May.

Police encountered him in a residential area near Uintah Basin Medical Center, and officers used a Taser and two rounds of beanbags before they shot and killed Norton.

The city of Roosevelt will investigate the shooting before Butcher is cleared from administrative leave.

2 comments

  • ANOTHERBOB

    It isn’t easy to get yourself shot by the police …. but anything is possible if you work hard enough to achieve it.

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