Police say the man is identified as 37-year-old Travis Davis. Officers say he experienced a life changing event and threatened to take his own life. When officers arrived to assist Davis he barricaded himself inside his home and later came out making threats with a gun, causing police to take action.
"The subject exited out the back of the home, threatened the officers and officers took appropriate action,” said Chief Kevin Turner with the Grantsville Police Department.
Action that ended deadly for Davis after one of three officers fired at him. "We took efforts to try and make contact with the subject and try and have him exit the home so we could provide help and talk to him and see exactly what was going on, he refused and that’s when he came out with a gun,” said Chief Turner.
Now the shooting has been turned over to Tooele City Police investigators to determine if proper protocol was followed. As for the officer who fired the shot, "He has been on the force for a while and he's a good outstanding officer,” said Chief Turner.
All three officers involved have been put on administrative leave. Police say Davis has no criminal history.