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Shots fired in southern Utah pursuit

Oct 1, 2023, 7:28 AM | Updated: Jan 5, 2024, 11:26 am

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FILE: St George police car. Authorities in St. George are searching for a suspect involved in a carjacking and a robbery and suspects in a different robbery. (St. George Police Facebook page)

(St. George Police Facebook page)

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A high-speed pursuit started in St. George Saturday and ended in Mesquite, Arizona. 

Sargent Wyatt Oliver with Mesquite PD told KSL that it is believed the driver died by suicide

St. George police received a call Saturday evening about a suspicious vehicle by a home near the Bloomington Country Club. Police said the man’s vehicle had been stolen out of Spanish Fork.

 

They said the man tried to break into a home but was confronted by the homeowner. He then threatened the homeowner with a weapon before leaving. 

An officer was able to locate the driver based on his license plate and attempted to stop him, but after the man continued officers pursued him all the way through Nevada and into Arizona. 

Police said the man carjacked a vehicle in Mesquite, but eventually stopped driving and fled on foot. They said after fleeing, he reportedly took his own life.  

St. George Police and the Mesquite Police Department are working together on the investigation.

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Shots fired in southern Utah pursuit