CEDAR CITY, Utah, Nov. 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Cedar City Monday afternoon.
The deceased is James Aubrey Sr., 56, said a Wednesday news release from Iron County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer who killed Aubrey, who fired three rounds total, is an 8-year veteran of law enforcement, the news release said. He has been placed on administrative leave per department policy.
A previous news release said dispatch received a call from a woman in the area of 820 South and Sunset Drive at approximately 1 p.m.
She reported that her husband, later identified as Aubrey, was threatening her, her adult son and law enforcement.
Officers responded to the home and requested the suspect to come out of the home with his hands visible.
Officials said Aubrey approached officers, pointing a handgun in their direction. The officer fired rounds at the man, then officials immediately began lifesaving efforts.
Emergency responders pronounced Aubrey dead at the scene.
No officers were injured in the course of the incident.
The incident is being investigated by the Iron/Garfield/Beaver Critical Incident Task Force, the news release said, as is protocol with officer-involved shootings.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.