OGDEN, Utah — (KUTV) — An 18-year-old Hispanic male was killed by an Ogden police detective after a police pursuit in Ogden on Tuesday afternoon.
Everything came to a deadly halt at the intersection of 12th street and Depot Drive, but the incident actually started about 3 miles away.
That’s where Ogden police were assisting Woods Cross police with surveillance at an address in the 300 block of 7th street. They had tracked a stolen vehicle to that location as they tried to find a trio of armed robbery suspects.
At one point, one of the suspects exited an apartment, jumped in a silver vehicle before police had a chance to confront him and fled the scene. However, one of his tyres was flat, as police had placed a device under one of the wheels before the suspect got into the car.
The pursuit ended at the intersection of 12th street and Depot Drive when the suspect slammed his vehicle into two others, along with a cop car.
A detective then ordered the suspect to exit the vehicle with his hands up. He opened fire after, we’re told, the suspect pointed a gun at him.
Witnesses had their phones rolling during what happened next. The suspect half fell and was half pulled from the passenger side of the vehicle, onto the ground. In a graphic smartphone video, he can be seen bleeding, having been shot by the detective.
He was transported to McKay Dee hospital were he later died from his injuries. His identity was not immediately known pending notification of his family.
According to Ogden police, the suspect was wanted in connection with at least 4 armed robberies across Weber and Davis counties. One of those occurred in Ogden last week when a 7/11 store was targeted on Harrison Boulevard. One of the attendants there was also pistol whipped. At least one other suspect involved in those incidents is believed to be still on the loose.
Per Ogden PD policy, the incident will be investigated by the Weber County Officer Involved Critical Incident investigation team. Also in accordance with policy, the detective who shot the suspect would be placed on paid administrative leave for the duration of the investigation, Deputy Chief Eric Young said.
This is the third officer-involved shooting for Ogden police inside the last month. Others occurred on Nov. 9 and just last Friday when a kidnapping suspect, 37-year-old Richard Galvan, was fatally wounded by police near the city's Christmas Village.