A Mount Holly officer was justified in firing her weapon on a 20-year-old township resident who attacked her this year, the state Division of Criminal Justice has found.

An investigation into the March 27 shooting by Officer Kara McIntosh will be closed after the state agreed with findings by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office that her actions complied with state guidelines on the use of deadly force.

McIntosh had responded to a domestic disturbance when she confronted Bilal Williams, who was behind a Rancocas Road property wielding two knives, the Prosecutor's Office said. Williams ignored McIntosh's orders to drop the knives, and instead charged McIntosh and threw a knife at her. McIntosh shot Williams once in the lower torso. He was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. - Darran Simon