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Jefferson sheriff: Man killed by deputy had drugs in system

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on the man shot and killed by a Bonneville County deputy.

The shooting happened April 6 after Tyrell J. Larsen, 31, led a deputy from Bonneville to Jefferson County. On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy who shot and killed Larsen as Bonneville County Sgt. Nathan Bennion.

Larsen’s pickup stopped when it hit a four-foot-thick concrete foundation in a private drive on East 100 North, and he got out of the pickup holding a rifle.

Authorities said video and audio footage showed Bennion ordered Larsen to drop the gun and show his hands at least five times, but Larsen refused.

They were less than 20 feet from each other.

Bennion fired six shots, four of which hit Larsen.

The Jefferson sheriff’s office said toxicology reports showed Larsen was under the influence of methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana.

The case was to be turned over to the prosecutor’s office, and a decision on how to proceed with this case will be made within one to two weeks, the sheriff’s office said.

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