Sandy man dies after officer-involved shooting

Published 10/26 2012 08:47PM

Updated 10/27 2012 02:52PM

Utah Highway Patrol UHP
Utah Highway Patrol UHP
CORINNE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Sandy man who led officers on a chase through Box Elder County died after being shot by an officer Friday night.

A Box Elder County Sheriff Deputy pulled up to Troy Clark Berkinshaw, 52, urinating on the side of Highway 13, just east of Corinne around 8 p.m., said Sheriff Lynn Yeates  of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office.

While the officer was in the process of running Berkinshaw's license, he fled the scene in his own vehicle, Yeates. The officer then chased him to a dead end road near the Corinne City building, at which point he exited his vehicle, prompting the officer to get out and prepare to arrest him. Instead of complying, Berkinshaw allegedly got back into his car in an attempt to run over the officer. The officer then fired his gun at the man, hitting and killing him.

Details on why Berkinshaw ran are unkown. Police say he had given the officer a fake name.

Utah Highway Patrol was called to the scene to help investigate the incident, said Yeates.

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