SALT LAKE CITY -- Prosecutors have concluded a South Salt Lake police officer was legally justified in fatally shooting an armed-robbery suspect in January.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office says detective Joe Sutera fired six times at Kelly Simons after she allegedly tried to run over him with her pickup truck Jan. 9.
Prosecutors' ruling, released Friday, says Sutera had "probable cause to believe that Simons posed a threat of death or serious bodily injuries to others if her apprehension was delayed."
Simons and Sandra Chotia-Thompson were suspects in a string of armed robberies around Salt Lake City early this year. Police believe Chotia-Thompson was the getaway driver for Simons.
Chotia-Thompson later was arrested and charged with one count of felony aggravated robbery.