Sheriff: Fugitive who killed Utah deputy dies

January 31, 2014 5:44:17 PM PST
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 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.