Breaking: Armed robbery suspect shot by police in Cottonwood Heights

Zane Anthony James, 19, was shot and killed May 29, 2018, just hours after robbing two supermarkets in Sandy and Cottonwood Heights. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah, May 29, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police investigators from multiple agencies are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Cottonwood Heights.

The shooting was first reported about 6:30 a.m. in the area of 2200 E. 6600 South.

Cottonwood Heights public information officer Sgt. Ryan Shosted told Gephardt Daily the suspect was wanted in two reported armed robberies overnight at a nearby Smith’s and a local Macy’s store.

According to Ryan, a Cottonwood Heights officer was on his way to work about 6:07 a.m. when he spotted the suspect driving a dirt-bike matching the description of one reported from the early morning robberies.

A brief chase followed, and ended with the suspect being shot in a Cottonwood Heights neighborhood.

Neighbors say they awoke to the sound of gunfire, then saw officers administering first aid to a man on the front lawn of a nearby home.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital with what police describe as non-life-threatening injuries.

Salt Lake City police have been called in to handle the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

Officers from the Sandy Police Department are investigating the actual armed robberies.

Gephardt Daily has a crew on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.


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