Officer Involved Crowd Pelts Cops With Rocks and Debris After Shooting of Teen in Salt Lake City


A small riot erupted in Salt Lake City after police shot a teenage boy near a homeless shelter on Saturday night.

Crowd Pelts Cops With Rocks and Debris After Shooting of Teen in Salt Lake City

Police stop a boy as he walks away from a crowd that formed after an officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Lennie Mahler/The Salt Lake Tribune/AP)

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Te shooting occurred at around 8pm in the northern part of the city, near a shopping mall about five miles east of the airport. Witness Selam Mohammed, 19, told local news outlets that his friend was trying to break up a fight outside the Road Home, a homeless shelter, when police arrived on the scene.

Mohammed said his Kenyan friend, who remains unidentified, was wielding a broomstick when police approached him from behind with their guns drawn and ordered him to drop it. The teen was reportedly shot four times in the chest and stomach.

“He wasn’t even swinging at anybody, he didn’t know the cops were behind him,” Mohammed told Utah’s KSL radio. “They already had their guns out and told him to drop it… and boom boom! He barely even turned around… as soon as he turned around he just dropped.” https://news.vice.com/article/crowd-pelts-cops-with-rocks-and-debris-after-shooting-of-teen-in-salt-lake-city

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