The Latest: Man in shootout was suspect in Ogden robbery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " The Latest on a police shootout with a suspect near the Nevada-Utah line (all times local):

4 p.m.

Police say the man critically injured in a shootout with law officers near the Nevada-Utah line is a suspect in an armed robbery at a credit union in Ogden, Utah.

Ogden police identified him Friday as 30-year-old Christopher Anthony Martinez. They say he is in critical condition at a Salt Lake City-area hospital.

Ogden police said on their Twitter account that Martinez is believed to be the man caught on surveillance tape during a holdup on Thursday at the Mountain America Credit Union in Ogden.

Investigators say a large amount of cash found in his car after the shootout in West Wendover, Nevada includes bills that match serial numbers of those taken in the robbery.

Ogden police Lt. Danielle Croyle, the department's public information officer, did not immediately respond to telephone calls and emails seeking further details.

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2:30 p.m.

A possible explosive device has been disarmed in the car of a suspect in a shootout with police near the Nevada-Utah line.

KUTV in Salt Lake City reports an Elko County sheriff's bomb squad used a robot to examine the improvised explosive device and declared the scene safe at about noon Friday.

The suspect was hospitalized with a gunshot wound earlier Friday after he allegedly fired his gun inside a strip club, fled and crashed outside a Nevada casino along U.S. Interstate 80.

Roads remained closed around the crash site outside the Red Garter Casino in West Wendover, Nevada.

Elko County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin McKinney says more than two dozen shots were exchanged between the suspect and West Wendover police before he surrendered and was flown by helicopter to a Salt Lake City hospital. He say the man went into surgery early Friday but his condition wasn't known.

McKinney says deputies recovered several firearms from the car.

It is registered to an owner in Ogden, Utah. The suspect has not been identified.

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12:55 p.m.

A bomb squad is trying to dismantle a possible explosive device in a car near the Nevada-Utah line after the driver was involved in a shootout with police and taken to a hospital in Salt Lake City with an apparent gunshot wound.

Elko County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin McKinney says more than two dozen shots were exchanged between the suspect and West Wendover police after the man fired a shot inside a local strip club Thursday night, fled the scene and crashed the car outside a casino along U.S. Interstate 80.

McKinney says roads have been closed around the Red Garter Casino where the car crashed into a guard rail while the bomb squad investigates.

He told the Deseret News (http://tinyurl.com/j6acjj6 ) that the man went into surgery early Friday but his condition isn't known. He says the car is registered to an owner in Ogden, Utah, but the suspect has not been identified.

Police responded at about 8:45 p.m. Thursday after the man allegedly pulled a gun on the doorman at the strip club, hit him over the head with a handgun and fired a round into the bar.

McKinney says the doorman suffered minor injuries, but no one else was hurt. He says two police officers fired at least 14 rounds at the man, and he returned at least 14 shots.

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12:15 p.m.

Sheriff's deputies in Nevada say they have taken over the investigation of a police shootout with a suspect who has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City after crashing near a casino on the Nevada-Utah border.

KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports a bomb squad was examining the car Friday after the man was apparently shot in the chest and removed from the vehicle near Interstate 80.

West Wendover, Nevada, Police Chief Burdel Welsh says the incident began when the unidentified man fired shots Thursday night inside a strip club in the border town.

Welsh told the Deseret News the suspect fled when police arrived, crashed the car then began shooting at two officers before they returned fire.

The suspect refused to exit the crashed vehicle for about 40 minutes before he finally surrendered. He was flown by helicopter to Salt Lake City, where his condition could not be immediately determined. No one else was hurt.

The Elko County sheriff's office took over the investigation of the officer-involved shooting but has released no additional details.

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9:56 a.m.

Police say a gunman fleeing as officers arrived to reports of a shooting at a strip club in a Nevada-Utah state line town was wounded after crashing his car and firing at officers.

West Wendover Police Chief Burdel Welsh tells the Deseret News (http://bit.ly/2gnx7yg) two officers returned fire, and the man refused for nearly 40 minutes to exit the crashed vehicle late Thursday on West Wendover Boulevard.

When he finally surrendered, the suspect was flown by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake City hospital with what were described as an apparent gunshot wound to the chest and leg injuries.

His name wasn't immediately disclosed.

No injuries were immediately reported in the initial shooting a little before 9 p.m. Thursday at the Southern X-Posure Club in West Wendover.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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