WEST WENDOVER — Elko County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend near the Nevada-Utah line.
The West Wendover 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.