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Wanted fugitive shot outside Layton Hills Mall dies from injuries

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Updated - Oct 9th, 2019 @ 1:20pm | Posted - Oct 9th, 2019 @ 12:40pm



LAYTON — A wanted fugitive shot by law enforcers in the parking lot of the Layton Hills Mall on Tuesday has died from his injuries, according to the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Zackary Aldridge Hall, who was being monitored by the marshal’s Violent Fugitive Strike Team, walked out of Layton Hills Mall about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. That’s when members of the VFAST team approached him to take him into custody, according to a prepared statement from the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

“When officers approached, Hall refused to comply with their orders and ran toward his vehicle. Hall entered his car, tried to escape, and began using his vehicle as a weapon and started ramming his vehicle into police vehicles,” according to the statement.

An officer fired into the vehicle. At least three bullet holes could be seen in the windshield of Hall’s car on Tuesday.

Hall got out of his car after being shot. Officers found he was carrying a gun and removed it from him before giving medical aid, according to the agency.

U.S. Marshal for Utah Matthew Harris said officers had been tracking the Hall for several hours and waited to confront him once he walked out of the mall.

The shooting will be reviewed by the Davis County Critical Incident Protocol Team.

Hall, 28, whose last known residence was in West Jordan but was believed to be staying at a Clearfield residence at the time of the shooting, was charged in March with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

Hall tried to walk out of a Salt Lake City Macy’s store with about $400 of merchandise, according to charging documents. When employees tried to stop him, he got into a fight with a man and threatened to shoot him, the charges state. During the struggle, other employees saw that Hall was carrying a holster with a gun in it.

Hall had at least six other outstanding theft and forgery cases pending at the time of his death dating back to 2018, according to court records. Most recently, he was charged July 31 with felony forgery and theft by deception and had a $10,000 warrant out for his arrest in that case.

His criminal history in Utah dates back at least 10 years, according to court records.

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