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Ogden officer shoots at vehicle during overnight pursuit

Two suspects in an overnight car chase are in custody after police say they accelerated towards officers in Ogden Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Jay Hancock, KSLTV)

OGDEN, Utah — An Ogden police officer sustained minor injuries and two suspects are in custody and after shots were fired following an alleged car theft and pursuit overnight.

Ogden PD says that they were notified around 10 pm Thursday night that the Utah Highway Patrol had called off a car chase. A short time later they then received a tip that the vehicle had been spotted in an alley near 800 East and Kershaw St.

When officers arrived on the scene, they say they approached the vehicle on foot. Then, police say, the two people in that vehicle tried to flee and drove toward the officers.

One of those officers opened fire on the moving vehicle, but police say the driver was not shot.

Officers say that the car ended up crashed in the backyard of a home. Both suspects were taken into custody.