A black teen was shot 3 times at the weekend by police officers in Salt Lake City. His survival will definitely uncover the hidden truth as authorities refuse to release footage.
Abdi Mohamed, 17, was shot three times by police officers in Salt Lake City. He was rushed to a local hospital in a coma.
According to Fox 13, Mohamed moved to the U.S. from Kenya 10 years ago and lived in nearby West Valley City with his girlfriend and their son. He is awake and talking after being shot by the police.
Police say Mohamed and another person were assaulting a man using metal objects when they arrived on the scene.
A witness to the shooting, Selam Mohammed, told Fox 13 “The police said, ‘Drop it,’ once, then they shot him four times.”
“We were trying to break it up before the police even came, but the police ran in on foot and pulled their guns out already,” Mohammed said. “They already had them, like, as soon as he was running he was already grabbing for his gun, not even trying to tase him or anything.”
Mohamed was allegedly holding a broomstick when he was shot.
The incident fueled another outrage as crowd gathered at the scene and started throwing things at officers — rocks, bottles and other debris.
The crowd was outraged because they felt police had not given Mohamed a chance to surrender. Some of the responding officers were spotted wearing riot gear, and four people were arrested.
The scene of the unrest was similar to that of Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore in recent years.
The shooting is being investigated by an outside agency – the Unified Police Department.
The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office will eventually decide if the shooting was justified, Fox 13 reported.
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