OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Ogden Police Department identified the man shot and killed by police Tuesday afternoon.
Police said Anthony Ray Borden-Cortez, 18, who was suspected of multiple armed robberies across Davis and Weber Counties was shot in a vehicle following a pursuit that ended at 12th Street and Depot Drive.
At a news conference Wednesday, police released a driver’s license photo of the Borden-Cortez and provided additional details of the officer-involved shooting that took his life.
Ogden Police Deputy Chief Eric Young said Borden-Cortez led officers on a brief chase in a stolen vehicle with a flat tire before hitting a police car and two other vehicles.
Young said that when an officer approached and ordered him out that vehicle, Borden-Cortez pointed a rifle at the officer causing him to fire several shots.
Ogden Deputy Police Chief Eric Young tells reporters that robbery suspect Anthony Ray Borden-Cortez pointed a BB gun at the officer who approached his vehicle, causing the officer to fire several shots and kill him. “It had every appearance of a rifle.” @abc4utah pic.twitter.com/Cs8dPMBd4L— Rick Aaron (@ABC4RickAaron) December 5, 2018
“The rifle was later discovered to be a BB gun. It was a rifle style gun with a brown stock that had a black barrel. It had every appearance of being a rifle,” said Young.
Deputy Chief Young said that there is no body camera video of the incident because the officer who fired was wearing a steel lined bulletproof vest rather than his standard tactical vest. The shooting is being investigated by the Weber County Attorney’s Office.