Sheriff: Fugitive who killed 1 Utah deputy, wounded another has died from shooting injuries

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By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

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In this undated photo provided by the Utah County Sheriff's Office shows Sgt. Cory Wride. Officials say Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride had stopped to check on a truck that appeared to be disabled on a two-lane highway Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was using his computer to do a background check when he was shot from the truck and killed. (AP Photo/Utah County Sheriff's Office)

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy says a fugitive suspected of killing one Utah deputy and wounding another has died.

Tracy says 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui (how-REG'-ee) succumbed to his wounds Friday afternoon. He was shot Thursday by law enforcement officers who were in pursuit of him for nearly 2 ½ hours.

Tracy says Garcia-Juaregui's death means authorities might never know his motive for leading police on a crime spree covering 50 miles in Utah and Juab counties.

Authorities say Garcia-Juaregui shot two deputies, hijacked a car with a woman and small child inside, and got into a gunfight with four deputies.

The law officer who was killed was Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride, who leaves behind a wife and five kids. Deputy Greg Sherwood is in critical condition.

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