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Hooper • Officers shot and killed a man Tuesday when he pointed a gun at them after a car chase ended in a field in Davis County, deputies said.
Cody White, 25, of Ogden, was in a Ford F-350 pickup truck that had been stolen while it idled in a driveway Tuesday morning near 6500 W. 900 South in Weber County, said Weber County sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther. The thief apparently had abandoned another stolen vehicle to take the truck, Lowther said.
Police spotted the truck in Ogden and chased it for a short time. Then it was spotted and chased again by police in Riverdale, Lowther said.
Weber County deputies later saw the truck near the county line and followed at a distance until it crossed into Davis County, Lowther said.
Officers from Davis and Weber counties and Clinton police chased the driver about a mile before the truck went into a field near 6500 West and 2575 North and crashed in a 10-foot ditch.
White ran away from the truck, said Davis County sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen. The three officers chased until they had him at gunpoint, Poulsen said. He then pointed a gun at the officers, Poulsen said. All three officers fired on him, Poulsen said.
White died at the scene.
All three officers' departments are investigating the shooting, as is the Davis County Attorney's office, Poulsen said. Investigators did find a gun in White's possession, Poulsen said.
White had previously been arrested, Poulsen said. He was charged with felony theft in October and had a preliminary hearing in West Jordan scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. He previously was convicted on felony drug charges, attempted unlawful possession of a credit card, escape from custody and giving false personal information to authorities.
White's shooting is the first officer-involved shooting in Utah in 2011. Eleven people were shot and killed by police in 2010, according to Tribune archives.
Bob Mims contributed to this story.