Cedar City officers fatally shoot man allegedly pointing gun

November 12, 2019 GMT

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says Cedar City police fatally shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun toward them.

The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred Monday after officers responded to a call from a woman who said her husband was threatening her and her adult son.

According to a statement issued by the Sheriff’s Office, the officers asked the man to move forward with his hands visible and the officers fired multiple rounds when he approached “while pointing a handgun in their direction.”

No identities were released.

The Sheriff’s Office said a multi-county task force is investigating the incident.