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Deputy cleared in fatal shooting



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OGDEN -- Law enforcement officers involved in the fatal shooting of a child abuse suspect will not face any charges.

A report from the Weber County Attorney's Office says Michael John Taylor, 64, was taunting officers and waving a weapon at them when he was shot on Feb. 27.

Police were first called to the scene after Taylor told his wife he was planning to kill himself and use police to do it.

The Ogden Standard Examiner reports sheriff's Deputy Curtis Ricks fired a shot, hitting Taylor in the head. Ricks fired the shot as Taylor was approaching another officer and ignoring commands to drop his weapon.

Two other officers fired beanbag rounds at the same time, hitting Taylor in the right rib cage and right hip.

Taylor was out on bail on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in North Ogden.

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