A fast food restaurant customer helped end the brief, bloody escape of a convict who allegedly shot and killed his guard at University of Utah Medical Center this morning then led police on a high-speed chase.
Corrections spokesman Jack Ford says 27-year-old Curtis Michael Allgier was taken to the hospital's orthopedic unit about 7:45 a.m. for undisclosed treatment. Somehow, he got the officer's firearm and shot him in the head. The officer, 22-year Corrections veteran Stephen Anderson, 60, of Bluffdale, died at the scene.
Allgier, whose face is covered in tattoos, then carjacked a nearby blue Ford SUV, forcing its occupants out at gunpoint.