- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - The chief prosecutor for Salt Lake County says a West Valley City police officer was justified in shooting a man who brandished a knife.

The suspect survived three shots to the chest and abdomen on a street and faces attempted murder and other charges.

A report released Thursday by District Attorney Sim Gill says 24-year-old Oston Shiloh Fairbourn was walking in traffic Dec. 15 when West Valley police officer Jason Vincent approached him.

The report says Fairbourn threatened to kill the officer with a 7-inch knife, and that the officer gave him more than once chance to drop the knife. The confrontation lasted 30 seconds.

Court records show Fairbourn is in Salt Lake County jail awaiting a scheduling conference in court Friday.



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