Police: Man rams Ogden patrol car twice, is shot, rides rims to Logan, surrenders to K-9

Dec 20 2012 - 12:57am

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Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden police look for evidence early Tuesday morning near a patrol car police say was rammed by a motorist at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive in Ogden. The driver was fired on by an officer, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in Logan after the driver’s tires were spiked and the vehicle became stuck. (SCOTT SCHWEBKE/Standard-Examiner)

OGDEN -- A man shot by an Ogden police officer late Tuesday night, sparking a high-speed chase through three counties, was caught in Logan after law enforcement personnel tracked down his disabled vehicle.

The Weber County Attorney's Office is investigating the shooting and has not released of the name of the man wounded at The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex on Valley Drive.

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said Wednesday he has two investigators assigned to the case and will bring in other officers from other agencies in the county to assist.

The incident began around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when an officer, who wasn't identified, responded to a report of a suspicious white Honda in The Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex, said Ogden Police Lt. Tony Fox.

"He (the driver of the Honda) backed his vehicle into a trailer hitch," Fox said.

The officer approached the car, but the driver pulled away. Fox said the officer cornered the Honda in the rear of the apartment complex, and the motorist twice rammed the officer's patrol vehicle. The officer, who wasn't injured, then fired at the motorist, Fox said.

Police pursued the motorist west on 20th Street to Interstate 15, where the individual again rammed a patrol vehicle, Fox said. The Honda sped away north on I-15 at speeds reaching 110 mph and was pursued by law officers in Box Elder County.

Early Wednesday morning, the driver entered Cache County.

The chase was terminated in Logan near 1000 West and 1100 South, said Police Chief Gary Jensen.

The Honda's tires had been deflated by spike strips, and the vehicle was traveling on metal rims, leaving a trail of marks in the road.

Police used the marks to track the car to a residential neighborhood, and a Logan officer attempted to make contact with the motorist, who drove away, Jensen said.

The car was soon found parked at a vacant home but was unable to move because its wheels went over the edge of a driveway and couldn't gain traction, he said.

"We converged ... and he (the driver) had no intention of coming out of the vehicle," Jensen said.

A police dog was used to get the man to surrender.

Officers reported the man had wounds to his hand and shoulder. He was transported to Logan Regional Hospital and later to a hospital in Ogden, Jensen said. Information about the man's medical condition was not available Wednesday night.

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