SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say a suspected bank robber 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.