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.



    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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