Officials investigating shooting at Cache County jail

Christopher R. Simpson, 36, arrested Friday night, January 15, 2016 on multiple drug offenses. 

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at the Cache County jail that injured an inmate.

KUTV-TV reports that Chris Simpson says jail officers shot him with a less-lethal rifle when he refused to move into his cell. Deputies arrested him January 15 on drug charges, after the 36-year-old was found running around a Mendon neighborhood, in a panic and stating someone had shot at him.

A less-lethal rifle fires projectiles that have been designed to break up on impact, reducing risk of penetrating injuries.

Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau says the officer involved is still on active duty, but has been removed from the position at the jail.

The Cache County District Attorney will review the Davis County investigators’ report and decide if any violations were made.

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