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SLCO District Attorney's Office investigating officer-involved shooting



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(KSL News) The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office is now investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened over the weekend in front of a night club.

Salt Lake City police say a man opened fire outside Bliss nightclub after a fight with another group of people. Family members identified the man as 19-year-old Hussein Al-Rekabi.

SLCO District Attorney's Office investigating officer-involved shooting

Police say a patrolling officer in the area heard gun shots and drove to the scene. They say there was an armed confrontation and the officer shot Al-Rekabi at least once.

Al-Rekabi fled in his car but crashed into a light pole and fire hydrant a block away. He died on scene.

Two others were injured during the initial shooting.

Police aren't releasing the name of the officer involved, but say he's a veteran now on paid leave. The Salt Lake City Police Department says it's also conducting an internal investigation.

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