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Sheriff: Fugitive who killed Utah deputy dies

February 1, 2014
Associated Press

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy says a fugitive suspected of killing one Utah deputy and wounding another has died.

Tracy says 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui (how-REG'-ee) succumbed to his wounds Friday afternoon. He was shot Thursday by law enforcement officers who were in pursuit of him for nearly 2 ½ hours.

Tracy says Garcia-Juaregui's death means authorities might never know his motive for leading police on a crime spree covering 50 miles in Utah and Juab counties.

Authorities say Garcia-Juaregui shot two deputies, hijacked a car with a woman and small child inside, and got into a gunfight with four deputies.

The law officer who was killed was Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride, who leaves behind a wife and five kids. Deputy Greg Sherwood is in critical condition.

 
 

 

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