Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 28, 2014
Stansbury man killed after pointing gun at deputy

A Stansbury Park man was killed in a sheriff deputy-involved shooting early Sunday morning.

Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park said the deputy responded at about 4 a.m. to a medical call at 34 Merion Drive. When the deputy, and a trooper from the Utah Highway Patrol arrived, the officers found there had been an ongoing domestic dispute at the home.

The deputy helped a woman from the home, Park said. He said a man inside the home, 28-year-old Nicholas McGhee, followed and pointed a gun at the deputy. The deputy fired in self-defense.

The three shots fired by the deputy were the only shots fired during the incident, Park said. McGhee was killed, while the deputy and woman were uninjured.

Park said the deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Utah State Bureau of Investigations. The deputy has more than five years of experience with the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office and worked with the Tooele City Police Department for several years before that.

Additional information on the shooting will be published in Monday’s edition.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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