Robbery suspect shot and killed by police identified

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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.

“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.

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