ROY, Utah, Feb. 23, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have released the name of a man who died in an officer-involved shooting at a Texaco gas station at 4395 S. 1900 West in Roy just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect has been identified as Nicolas Sanchez, 38, recently of Layton. Roy Police Department stated that Sanchez has an extensive criminal history in California and Utah and was recently terminated from federal probation.
According to the Roy Police Department, officers responded to the Texaco station on a report of a trespass in progress. When police arrived, the suspect became uncooperative and presented a firearm, and a struggle ensued between the suspect and the officers.
“During this struggle shots were fired,” the release states. “The suspect was hit and later died of his injuries. Our officers received minor scrapes and scratches.”
The investigation into this shooting has been turned over to the Weber County Attorney’s Office.
The Roy incident was the first of two officer-involved shootings Tuesday night in Weber County.
An Ogden police officer was patrolling the parking garage at The Junction at 313 E. 23rd St., when he came across two suspects “prowling around unoccupied parked vehicles,” according to a statement by Ogden Police Department.
The suspects ran while the officer called for backup.
Minutes later, one of the suspects was confronted by officers in the lower level of the parking structure.
“The suspect pointed a handgun at the officers. In response, the officers shot the suspect,” Ogden police said.
That suspect was identified as Bartolo Justice Sambrano, 25. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said Sambrano was a known gang member who was wanted on several felony warrants, and had a violent history in Utah and Idaho.
A second suspect, Zachary Scott Clark, was taken into custody without incident, and was interviewed before being released from police custody, Watt said. He was unarmed.
The officers involved were not harmed. One has been with the force for five years, and the other officer for three years, Watt said.