Wanted fugitive shot outside Utah mall dies from injuries


Law enforcement officials gather information at Layton Hills Mall in Layton after one person was shot on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.

Law enforcement officials gather information at Layton Hills Mall in Layton after one person was shot on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

LAYTON — A wanted fugitive shot by law enforcers in the parking lot of the Layton Hills Mall on Tuesday has died from his injuries, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Zackary Aldridge Hall, who was being monitored by the marshals’ Violent Fugitive Strike Team, walked out of Layton Hills Mall about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. That’s when members of the VFAST team approached him to take him into custody, according to a prepared statement from the U.S. Marshals Service.

“When officers approached, Hall refused to comply with their orders and ran toward his vehicle. Hall entered his car, tried to escape, and began using his vehicle as a weapon and started ramming his vehicle into police vehicles,” according to the statement.

An officer fired into the vehicle. At least three bullet holes could be seen in the windshield of Hall’s car on Tuesday.

Hall got out of his car after being shot. Officers found he was carrying a gun and removed it from him before giving medical aid, according to the agency.

U.S. Marshal for Utah Matthew Harris said officers had been tracking the Hall for several hours and waited to confront him once he walked out of the mall.

The shooting will be reviewed by the Davis County Critical Incident Protocol Team.

Hall, 28, whose last known residence was in West Jordan but was believed to be staying at a Clearfield residence at the time of the shooting, was charged in March with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Hall tried to walk out of a Salt Lake City Macy’s store with about $400 of merchandise, according to charging documents. When employees tried to stop him, he got …read more

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