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Troopers back to work following shooting investigation



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Two Utah Highway Patrol troopers returned to work Friday after being involved in a traffic stop that ended with a teen shooting himself.

The 17-year-old boy is still in critical condition at Intermountain Medical Center after Sunday's incident.

Troopers had stopped the car he was riding in and asked the teen and the driver to get out when they smelled marijuana. The teen then started to run and fired a single shot over his shoulder from a .22-caliber pistol, shooting himself in the head.

The troopers were put on leave, but reinstated after an investigation into the incident was completed.

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