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Man killed in Roy officer-involved shooting identified

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Man killed in Roy officer-involved shooting identified

By Xoel Cardenas | Posted - Feb. 23, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.

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ROY — Police have released the name of a man officers shot and killed in Roy Tuesday after he pulled a gun on them.

Just after 10 p.m., Roy police were dispatched to a report of trespassing at a Texaco gas station located at 4395 S. and 1900 West.

Shortly after two Roy police officers arrived on scene to investigate, the officers and a man, identified as 38-year-old Nicolas Sanchez, were in a struggle, according to Roy police detective Josh Taylor in a statement.

“During the struggle, the suspect presented a firearm and, in self-defense, the officers fired at the suspect,” Taylor said.

Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Sanchez’s last known residence was Layton.

Police said Sanchez had an extensive criminal history in Utah and California, and was recently terminated from federal probation.

Roy police said no further information will be released.

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