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Police say domestic dispute led to officer-involved shooting

By David Self Newlin | Posted - Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:38 p.m.

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ENOCH — What started as a domestic disturbance escalated to an officer-involved shooting Sunday after police shot a knife-wielding man in the knee.

Enoch police were called to a domestic disturbance around 7:30 p.m. after someone in the home reported a man was arguing with his mother. The caller said the man had some kind of weapon, police said in a press release.

When they arrived at the home, on the 5100 block of North Enoch Road, they found the 19-year-old man had two knives, and he refused to comply with officers' demands, according to police.

After "less-lethal" means failed to bring compliance, police said they shot the man in the knee.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and police said the injury is not life threatening. No other people were injured.

Enoch police said the have asked Cedar City police to investigate the incident.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

David Self Newlin

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