Teen shot by police in Salt Lake City identified, riots have calmed

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police department is investigating a Saturday night shooting by Salt Lake City police that injured one man and triggered hours of unrest in a downtown neighborhood.

Unified Police Det. Ken Hansen says two Salt Lake City officers were called to break up a fight and found a male hitting someone with a broomstick.

Hansen says the male tried to attack one of the officers and one or both of the officers shot the male twice in the torso.

Family members identified the teenager as 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed. Mohamed is in a coma as of Sunday morning.

FOX-13 out of Salt Lake City reported that nearly 100 officers responded to the incident, some wearing riot gear to preserve the scene and deal with "hostile people," said an officer at the scene. Rocks, bottles and other debris were being thrown at officers.

A witness told The Salt Lake Tribune that the male was a teenager and friend.

 

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