OGDEN -- Charges are still pending against a suspected bank robber and carjacker who led police on a two-county chase, as he remains hospitalized after police shot him.
Michael Ames, 45, was shot by South Ogden police the afternoon of March 25 after he pointed a gun at pursuing officers in the 3900 block of Raymond Avenue.
Ames, police said, had just been chased by the homeowner out of a house he had broken into after fleeing through the neighborhood, running through backyards on foot.
No official information has been released on the shooting except that Ames has multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body, and that any officers involved would be placed on paid administrative leave per policy.
Ames had just held up the Key Bank branch at 3775 Wall Ave., South Ogden, at 2:47 p.m., officers said. Police caught up with Ames in his Jeep Rubicon on Riverdale Road and the chase was on, down Interstate 15 into Davis County and back to Weber County before he crashed his Jeep and carjacked a woman at gunpoint in the Taylor area of west Weber County.
Neither the woman nor anyone at the bank was injured, while the homeowner who went after Ames with a baseball bat suffered minor injuries.
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said Friday that Ames remained hospitalized and charges would not be filed until he was healthy enough to be booked into jail.
He declined to comment on what the charges would be or when he expected they could be filed. Ames was admitted initially in critical condition at McKay-Dee Hospital.
Marci Edwards, South Ogden public information officer, said the entire case was turned over to Smith's office because that agency conducts the criminal review of all officer-involved shootings.
At the bank, the suspect threatened several employees with a handgun, saying he would kill them, as he ordered everyone to the back of the bank before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.