The U.S. Department of Justice has found that a deputy U.S. marshal was justified in the fatal shooting of Siale Angilau during his April trial in Salt Lake City's federal courthouse.
The deputy, whom the FBI would not identify, shot Angilau four times April 21 when Angilau, 25, allegedly grabbed a pen and rushed toward a witness who was testifying against him. The deputy shot Angilau as he moved toward the witness in "an aggressive, threatening manner," agents wrote in a press release Monday. Angilau died of his wounds.
Investigators found no evidence Angilau was shot while on the ground, agents wrote.