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October 15, 2013
Shooting inquiry moves forward

The investigation into the shooting death of a Grantsville man by police last month is finished and has been submitted to the Tooele County Attorney’s office for review.

Last Thursday the Tooele City Police Department concluded its investigation into the Sept. 29 shooting of Travis Davis, 37, by Grantsville City Police. Tooele County Attorney Doug Hogan will review the case to determine whether deadly force was justified or not.

The investigation and legal review is standard procedure in cases where an officer or officers are involved in a shooting.

At about 8 p.m. on Sept. 29, concerned family members of Davis requested that police check on the man, who was listed on dispatch records as possibly being suicidal.

Once there, the responding officer from the Grantsville City Police Department found Davis had barricaded himself inside his home on Clark Street. The officer called for backup and was joined by two additional officers.

After about an hour, Davis reportedly came out of his home with a handgun, and an officer ultimately shot him. Davis was reportedly hit with a single shot and died at the scene. Immediately after he was hit, officers called for emergency medical assistance.

Three full-time officers were placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. Two were removed from administrative leave on Oct. 7, while the third was back on duty this week.

Hogan said although the case was received on Thursday, due the office’s current workload, it is unlikely the review will begin until the end of this week or into the next.

With the office’s workload, he said, he does not expect the review will be completed until at least the end of next week.

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