Monday, February 29, 2016

US- Teen shot by police in Utah is Somali refugee

 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a 17-year-old shot by police in Salt Lake City, touching off protests (all times local):

A 17-year-old boy critically wounded by police in Salt Lake City is a refugee originally from Somalia who has been in the United States since 2004.
Aden Batar of Catholic Community Services in Salt Lake City says Abdi Mohamed's family fled Somalia and lived for an unknown amount of time in Kenya before coming to the U.S.
Batar says he spoke with Mohamed's family after the Saturday night shooting about what happened. Batar, the agency's immigration and refugee resettlement director, said they hadn't seen the family much after they helped them through the initial settlement process more than a decade ago.

Police say Mohamed was shot twice in the torso when officers intervened as Mohamed and another person attacked someone with metal sticks.
He is in critical condition.