Man shot by ATF agent had long rap sheet

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SANDY, Utah (News4Utah) A federal agent shot and killed 31-year-old Bryan Liles Tuesday afternoon in Sandy.

Unified Police Department identified the man amid an ongoing investigation.

The shooting happened in a parking lot near the TRAX Station at 9000 South when a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Task Force tried to issue a federal warrant. 

The shooting in Sandy was not Liles’ first run-in with law enforcement. News4Utah learned Liles has several felony convictions in Utah, most of them related to theft. 

Courtesy: Salt Lake County Jail

In November 2016, Liles led police on a high speed chase from Lehi to Draper in a stolen car. Speeds reached up to 115 miles per hour on I-15. The chase ended when officers performed a PIT maneuver. He was found guilty of a 3rd degree felony and pretending to be someone else.  

In December 2016, Liles was accused of driving a stolen car over a curb and into a tree in downtown Salt Lake City. He was found bleeding 50 feet from the crash. 

Prior to moving to Utah, court papers show he has an extensive history of theft convictions from Washington State. 

Courtesy: Utah County Jail

ATF Spokesperson Mary Markos said, “ATF is conducting a thorough review of the incident and is cooperating fully with the Unified Police Department.” 

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