Use of deadly force ruled justified in Feb. shooting of man at incinerator plant

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The Tooele County Attorney’s Office has ruled a deadly officer-involved shooting justified. 
Barry Zumwalt, 36, of West Valley City, was shot and killed by a Tooele County Sheriff’s deputy and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. 
Police say on February 26, Zumwalt got into a physical confrontation with employees and threatened to blow up the  Clean Harbors Incineration Facility in Aragonite. 
The employees called 911 and the trooper and deputy responded.
When they arrived they gave several commands to Zumwalt to drop his weapon.  He did not comply and eventually shots were fired killing Zumwalt.
Following an investigation, the Tooele County Attorney ruled deputy and trooper’s use of deadly force justified under Utah Law. 

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