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Fugitive in custody after being shot by authorities outside Layton Hills Mall

By Lauren Bennett and Xoel Cardenas, | Updated - Oct. 8, 2019 at 10:25 p.m. | Posted - Oct. 8, 2019 at 4:11 p.m.

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LAYTON — A violent fugitive was shot and apprehended by authorities about 3:30 p.m. at the Layton Hills Mall parking lot on Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed.

According to Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman, U.S. Marshals were doing surveillance on a wanted individual. Marshalls fired at the 28-year-old man, Lyman said, and he was loaded onto an ambulance in police custody soon after, he added.

Matthew Harris with the U.S. Marshals Service District of Utah said the man, who he said was a “violent fugitive,” was approached by authorities when he walked outside of the mall.

When asked by police to stop, the man refused and ran to his vehicle, got inside and started “ramming” police cars, Harris said.

The U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, which is made up of federal agents and local officers, is a group that arrests violent fugitives in the district of Utah, Harris said. That team is who tracked and apprehended the fugitive, he said.

The incident was under investigation by the Davis County Critical Incident Protocol Team and Layton resources were assisting, Layton police said.

Harris didn’t know the man’s condition.

The man is wanted for several felony violations out of 3rd District Court in Utah, including aggravated robbery, Harris said.

Authorities had reason to believe the man was armed, Harris noted. The fugitive’s name was not released.

“When we put our task forces out here, it’s to get somebody that has a very bad criminal history off the street,” Harris said.

There was no threat to the public Tuesday, Lyman said. The mall was open with no access restrictions, Layton officials later clarified on Twitter.

Contributing: Andrew Adams, KSL TV


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