Justin Crowley-Smilek was an Army Special Operations veteran.
(NEWS CENTER) - The State Attorney General says a Farmington police officer was justified in shooting and killing a man outside the town hall in November, 2011.
On Saturday, November 19th, 2011, Justin Crowley-Smilek was shot and killed during an armed confrontation.
The Attorney General's office released a report Monday that says that Crowley-Smilek approached officer Ryan Rosie outside the town hall. The report says Crowley-Smilek pulled a knife and threatened Officer Rosie with the knife while saying "You'd better kill me now."
Rosie called for back-up while Crowley-Smilek continued to threaten him. Rosie had positioned himself so his police cruiser was between him and Crowley-Smilek.
Before additional police could arrive, Crowley-Smilek charged Rosie, according to the report. Rosie fired repeatedly until Crowley-Smilek dropped to the ground.
He died shortly after being shot.
Crowley-Smilek's mother says he was a Afghanistan war veteran who was struggling to adjust to life back home.
The report says Attorney General William Schneider found that given the circumstances, Officer Rosie was justified in shooting and killing Justin Crowley-Smilek.