The Latest: Utah man killed in police pursuit identified
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a police pursuit in Salt Lake City (all times local):
Utah authorities say a man killed after leading police on a chase down a busy street is 37-year-old man from the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City.
Salt Lake City police said in a news release Monday afternoon that the deceased is Harold Vincent Robinson.
Police say Robinson died Monday morning after a police pursuit where he weaved in and out of traffic while leaning out of his truck window and firing his rifle at them. He crashed into a building and police opened fire on his truck.
He was wanted as a suspect in two convenience store robberies.
Online Utah court records show that Robinson had pleaded guilty to assault in 2001 and 2003. He was ordered to go to anger management classes after the 2001 incident which was a domestic violence case.
Utah authorities say a man suspected of robbing two convenience stores has died after he leaned out the window of his truck and fired a rifle at officers during a major pursuit on a busy Salt Lake City street.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said Monday that the pursuit began after the suspect carried out two armed robberies in Salt Lake City suburbs.
Rivera and Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown say it appears two people were injured but that nobody else was killed beside the suspect, whose name has not been released.
Authorities wouldn’t say if the suspect was killed by police gunfire or due to injuries from his truck crashing into a building to end the pursuit.
The pursuit caused a shutdown of a Salt Lake City street that goes by a state courthouse.