WATCH: Active Shooter Killed By Police In Crazy Gunfight

Harold Vincent Robinson was shot and killed by police after a shooting spree in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Salt Lake County)

A man in Salt Lake City was killed by law enforcement on Monday after attempting at least two armed robberies, shooting from his pickup while driving, and shooting at police vehicles in pursuit.

Local media reports that 37-year-old Harold Vincent Robinson began his crime spree by firing his weapon in an attempt to rob a Holiday Oil gas station in the northwest portion of the city. He then tried to knock off a 7/11 and proceeded to fire his rifle outside a hotel and a courthouse.

Amazingly, no one was killed except Robinson, and one police officer was only slightly injured.

When officers began their pursuit, Robinson reportedly tried firing behind him at the pursuing cruisers.

“One of the officers involved in the pursuit said he was leaning out the window and firing back towards officers,” said Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown. “This could have been drastically different. So I applaud the officer who responded and ran into the face of danger.”

Not taking kindly to being shot at, officers soon forced Robinson to crash his truck and eyewitness video shows dozens of law enforcement personnel firing their sidearms into the vehicle. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Folks on the ground took to Twitter to warn their fellow Salt Lakers to take cover.

With good reason. Robinson reportedly fired random shots into a Sheraton hotel.

This isn’t the first time Robinson has been in trouble with the law for gun-related issues. Fox13 reports that the suspect had been convicted in 2001 of possessing a short-barreled shotgun. Robinson filed a lawsuit, claiming he did not know his firearm was illegal, a Sheriff had examined the firearm and returned it, and a friend shortened the barrel without his consent.

Robinson’s lawsuit was dismissed earlier this year.

Editor’s note: Facebook took down its video but here is a report by NBC News that shows part of the action:

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  • Mont Schroeder January 12, 2021, 1:06 am

    He was probably a democrat………..

  • DonM April 13, 2019, 10:32 am

    I wish the government would do a full blood work analysis on this guy and report their findings to the public. A life of drug abuse usually ends in this or some other similar senseless tragedy. At least in this case a lot of innocent people weren’t killed.

  • Keith Ervin April 12, 2019, 8:05 pm

    The moral of the story? Don’t screw around in Salt Lake!

  • Mike Watkins April 12, 2019, 10:52 am

    Another strong argument for more police firearms marksmanship training.

  • MagnumOpUS April 12, 2019, 8:28 am

    Subhuman filth.
    Waste of a nice truck..

    • Scotty Gunn April 13, 2019, 5:31 pm

      I thought the exact same thing.

  • George April 12, 2019, 7:40 am

    If your a criminal, whats so hard about throwing your gun down & saying you got me? With a good attorney your out in 5 years, & can do it all over again…Plus, the Liberals now can use your idiocy for gun control…
    We should thank him for removing himself from society… *Yes it’s sarcasm*

    • Jorge Garcia April 12, 2019, 9:30 am

      NO! its reality, one less idiot to deal with, there’s plenty more where this one came from, so one less is a good thing, IMHO

  • alex April 12, 2019, 7:30 am

    i love happy endings!!

  • Ruger1 April 12, 2019, 7:13 am

    Good Job Officers!!!! Everyone went home safe!!!!
    Bad Guy-0

    One Down and Many More Too Go!!!

  • Bobs your uncle April 10, 2019, 8:13 pm

    I saw the video before it was taken down. Cheeez a guy trys to make a few bucks sayin “stick em up” shootin at the cops and they go all crazy firing by my count over a hundred rounds. Note to self, don’t do armed robberies of shoot at the cops, it will end badly. they likely put that dude in a bag with a mop and shovel.

    • Jorge Garcia April 12, 2019, 9:34 am

      Yep, what a waste of ammo, they should have stopped firing after the 100th round went through his head, Hindsight 20/20, its good practice, paper targets don’t bleed, screw em, get a job, get a life, and this will not happen. simple.

  • Steve April 9, 2019, 1:25 pm

    Well that’ll fuck up your day.

    • Michael C April 12, 2019, 7:40 am

      Big time…!

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