A grand jury has concluded that an Apple Valley police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a man who shot at police.
Officer Tommie Booth underwent a routine inquiry after using deadly force on a 48-year-old man who fired at officers while resisting arrest as police responded to a domestic dispute.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom disclosed the grand jury finding late last week.
Carl Anthony Tatum died in the April 29 incident.
A woman had made a 911 call from home, saying she'd been strangled, and Booth arrived at the scene with officer Tara Becker. After talking to the couple, the officers moved to arrest Tatum. He bolted inside the townhome and ran to get a gun under a couch cushion.
Police said he fired twice at the officers. Booth shot at Tatum nine times, hitting him six times. Tatum was critically injured and he later died at a St. Paul hospital.