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West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near Nevada-Utah line

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Posted at 6:56 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 21:56:39-05

WEST WENDOVER (AP) — Elko County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend on the Nevada-Utah line.

The West Wendover, Nevada police department reports one of its officers shot and killed the driver of a small pickup who produced a knife during a pursuit Saturday afternoon.

KSL television in Salt Lake City identified the victim as 41-year-old James Robertson of Francis, Utah.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports officers attempted to stop him during a brief chase that ended with a minor crash at a gas station near Interstate 80. He allegedly fled on foot before the armed confrontation and was reported dead at the scene.

West Wendover police said in a statement that the driver's "mental status, motives and actions" leading up to the incident are part of the ongoing investigation.