The teenager shot several times by Salt Lake City police on Saturday night, while holding a broom stick, has been identified by family as Abdi Mohamed. He is 17.

Mohamed is in serious condition at a local SLC hospital. According to family, he is in a coma. He moved to Utah with his family from Kenya 10 years ago.


Abdi Mohamed slc

Police say two officers were involved in the shooting, but they wouldn’t go into any further details. According to witnesses a fight broke out between Mohamed and another man in the Rio Grande District of Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. “I don’t have much details on the shooting itself,” said Det. Greg Wilking of the Salt Lake City Police Department, adding later, “That’s what it sounds like: There was an altercation taking place, and our officers intervened into that altercation.” h/t fox13now

Salt Lake City police on Saturday night has been identified by the family Abdi Mohamed

Selam Mohammed, pictured above, who was walking with Abdi at the time of the shooting, said Abdi had picked up a broken broom stick right before police arrived.

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