Man shot and killed by Ogden police identified

The Weber County Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation into the Feb. 6 shooting.

(Courtesy of the Ogden Police Department) Photo of Dino Morales, who died after being shot by Ogden police officers.

The man who was shot and killed by Ogden police on Feb. 6 has been identified as 28-year-old Dino Morales.

That night, Morales, who was suspected of robbery and sexual assault, had been chased by two police officers, during which he “produced a firearm,” said Ogden Police Chief Eric Young said in a news release.

Police say they received a call around 7 p.m. about a robbery and sexual assault where an attacker had a handgun and allegedly stole the victim’s car. Officers spotted the stolen vehicle at 11:37 p.m. When they approached the car, the man inside ran away and the officers chased him on foot. At some point, he stood up in the bed of a pickup truck and showed the firearm. The officers fired and the man died at the scene.

The police department’s original press release said Morales had pointed the gun at officers, but the wording was later changed without explanation to “produced a firearm.”

Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave. The shooting is being investigated by the Weber County Attorney’s Office. Weber County Attorney Christopher F. Allred said in an email that the body camera footage of the shooting will likely be released next week.

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