Suspect shot, killed following police chase identified

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Police have identified the man shot and killed by officers following an apparent crime spree and pursuit in Salt Lake County.

The suspect was identified as Harold Vincent Robinson, 37, of West Valley City.  

Officers with Salt Lake City Police Department, Unified Police Department, and Utah Highway Patrol all responded to multiple scenes throughout the city.

Police believe the incident began after an armed robbery was reported at Holiday Oil in Taylorsville. About 30 minutes later another armed robbery was reported at a 7-Eleven at 900 East 3300 South in Millcreek.

Following the robberies, there was a report of shots fired near 115 West 500 South in Salt Lake City at 10:42 a.m. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said officers spotted the suspect vehicle on 500 South and initiated a pursuit.

By this time, multiple officers from multiple jurisdictions had joined the pursuit.

“One of the officers in the pursuit said [the suspect] was leaning out the window and firing the rifle back toward the officers,” said Brown.

The pursuit ended at 3300 South State Street in South Salt Lake following a crash and officer-involved shooting. The suspect was shot and killed, and Chief Brown confirmed there were “no outstanding suspects.”

Due to the erratic nature of the spree, police said there are multiple scenes throughout the city. “Upwards of maybe 15 scenes,” according to Chief Brown.

Investigators are now asking the public to be their “eyes and ears” to help report anything they saw that may help with the investigation. This includes property damage that may have occurred during the incident.

A Unified police officer was hit by a ricochet bullet during the pursuit. Police said the officer’s injuries are minor.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera and Chief Brown lauded the cooperation between agencies for getting the job done.

 “We could not do our jobs just one agency by ourselves,” said Sheriff Rivera.

“If hadn’t of been for the cooperation of these brave officers, the women and men of these agencies that came together, this could have been drastically different,” said Chief Brown. 

Police share preliminary information about the investigaton>>>>

ROAD CLOSURES: 3300 South was shut down at State Street due to the investigation. Police reported it would be closed for until 5 or 6 p.m. 

This is a developing situation. More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

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