The Latest: Police review video of Salt Lake teen shooting

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 7:14 PM
The Latest: Police review video of Salt Lake teen shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting by Salt Lake City police and unrest downtown following the shooting (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

Salt Lake City police say they will not release footage from body cameras worn by two officers who shot a 17-year-old boy wielding a metal stick.

Police cited the ongoing investigation into the shooting and possible charges against the teenager as to why they would not release the video Sunday.

Officers say the 17-year-old and another male were attacking a third male with metal sticks when officers shot the teenager Saturday night.

Police did not release the teenager's identity but said he remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon.

Detective Greg Wilking had no details about the other two males involved or about the metal sticks. He said the male who was being hit with the sticks did not require medical attention.

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4 p.m.

Salt Lake City police say a 17-year-old boy and another male were attacking a third male with metal sticks when officers shot the teenager Saturday night.

Police said in a statement that the teenage boy did not drop the object when ordered to do so by police and instead advanced on the victim.

Police did not release the teenager's identity but said he remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon.

Detective Greg Wilking had no details about the other two males involved or about the metal sticks. He said the male who was being hit with the sticks did not require medical attention.

Wilking did not know if police had spoken with the other male who was using the metal stick or if he had fled the scene. He says that male did drop the stick when ordered to do so by police.

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3:15 p.m.

The mayor of Salt Lake City says the police shooting of a male wielding a broomstick is a tragedy.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski said in a statement Sunday that she's asked the police department to release as much information as possible about the Saturday night shooting, which left the male in critical condition Sunday.

Biskupski says the shooting is the third police use of force in the past month. She's asking the department to review each incident to determine if officers could have de-escalated the situations.

The Unified Police Department is investigating. Detective Ken Hansen says two Salt Lake City officers were breaking up a fight when a male involved tried to attack the officers with a broomstick.

Hansen says one or both of the officers shot the male, hitting him twice. His identity was not released Sunday.

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2:45 p.m.

Salt Lake City police say several people were arrested for throwing rocks and bottles at police after officers shot a male wielding a broomstick Saturday night.

Detective Greg Wilking had few details Sunday about the shooting or identities of those involved but said police planned to release more information later Sunday.

Wilking did not know exactly how many people were arrested for throwing objects at police after the shooting.

He says officers cleared several streets surrounding the area and asked bystanders to leave. He says the unrest only went on for a matter of minutes but police closed down streets for hours.

The Unified Police Department is investigating the shooting.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says there were pockets of civil disturbance from angry bystanders for several hours afterward.

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2:30 p.m.

Two Salt Lake City police officers are on administrative leave after one or both shot a male wielding a broomstick in the city's downtown.

Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking had few details Sunday about the shooting or identities involved but said police planned to release more information later Sunday afternoon.

Another police department is investigating the shooting.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says the officers were called to break up a fight and found a male hitting someone with a broomstick.

Wilking and Hansen did not have details about the male's identity or age. Hansen says the male was shot twice and was in critical condition early Sunday.

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

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10:20 a.m.

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 Detective 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.

Hansen did not have details about the male's identity or age, but said he was in critical condition early Sunday. A witness told The Salt Lake Tribune that the male was a teenager and friend.