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Roy man critical after shooting ends bank robbery, carjacking

Published March 26, 2011 2:03 pm
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A Roy man was in critical condition Saturday, the day after South Ogden police shot him to end an alleged crime spree of bank robbery, carjacking and home invasion.

At 2:47 p.m. Friday, South Ogden police learned of an armed robbery at the Key Bank branch in the 3700 block of Wall Avenue. Police spokeswoman Marci Edwards said Michael Ames, 45, allegedly had ordered all bank employees to a back room under threat of death, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police spotted Ames in a car a short time later and a chase began, going from Davis County into Weber County before the vehicle crashed. Ames allegedly ran from the scene and carjacked a woman at gunpoint. Later, police say, he broke into a South Ogden home.

However, the homeowner fought off Ames, who fled again, this time with police officers on his heels. Edwards said Ames allegedly pointed his handgun at police as they closed in, and at least one officer shot him.

Details on how many shots were fired were not immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.

Ames, who has a criminal record including drug, alcohol, disorderly conduct and assault charges, according to court records, underwent surgery late Friday. He remained in critical condition Saturday, Edwards said.

Cimaron Neugebauer






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