UPDATE: Man killed in Grantsville Police shooting identified

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WEDNESDAY 9/1/2021 12:53 p.m.

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Tooele County in late August.

The shooting happened on SR-112 and involved an officer from the Grantsville Police Department. According to officials, at around 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 25, officers identified a suspect in an active Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

Officers then performed a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle. Once the vehicle came to a stop, police say the suspect charged at officers with a knife. One of the officers fired at the man, striking him.

Officers attempted life-saving measures on the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Grantsville Police Department says. That man has been identified as 42-year-old Rodney Barton.

The shooting is now being investigated by the Tooele County Attorney’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol, and the Utah State Bureau of Investigation. No further details on the shooting have been released.

The late-August shooting was the second officer-involved shooting in Utah over a span of a day after a 48-year-old man was shot and killed by Provo Police during a traffic stop late Tuesday evening.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man killed in officer-involved shooting near Grantsville

WEDNESDAY 8/25/2021 10:33 p.m.

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting near Grantsville Wednesday evening.

The shooting happened on SR-112 and involved an officer from the Grantsville Police Department.

According to Department officials, around 6:10 p.m., officers identified a suspect in an active Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

Officers then performed a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle. Once the vehicle came to a stop, police said the suspect charged at officers with a knife.

One of the officers at the scene fired at the man, hitting him.

Crews attempted to perform life-saving measures on the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Grantsville Police Department said.

The shooting is now being investigated by the Tooele County Attorney’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol, and the Utah State Bureau of Investigation.

No further details on the shooting, including the suspect’s identity, have been released.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in Utah in the last day after a 48-year-old man was shot and killed by Provo Police during a traffic stop late Tuesday evening.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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