TOOELE, Utah — The fatal shooting of a mentally ill Utah man who authorities say pointed a rifle and a handgun at officers has been ruled justified.
The officers who had shot 36-year-old Barry Michael Zumwalt at a hazardous waste disposal facility will not face criminal charges.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Department had conducted an investigation and the Tooele County Attorney’s office reviewed it.
The report states the evidence is “noticeably consistent.” Evidence shows Zumwalt brandished guns and threatened to blow up Clean Harbors Incineration Facility.
He had threatened to run his truck into propane tanks and told officers to let his wife out of the operation even though she was not there.
Zumwalt had tubes strapped to his chest and a black zip tie on his finger resembling bombs and a trigger.