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Man shot by police after traffic stop released from hospital, booked into jail

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Mar 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-11 18:24:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A man who suffered critical injuries after being shot by police after he allegedly brandished a gun at officers during a traffic stop has been released from a hospital and booked into jail Tuesday.

According to information from the Salt Lake City Police Department, 29-year-old Salvador Flores faces charges that include two counts of felony assault, one count of a weapons violation by a restricted person, one count of resisting arrest and other misdemeanor charges.

Police stated Wednesday that Flores has invoked his right to an attorney, and as such detectives have not yet been able to interview him about the incident.

Flores was injured March 3 when police pulled over a truck near 1160 South State Street around 3:30 a.m. Police stated when Flores exited the vehicle he was brandishing a handgun and was shot twice in the torso by one of the officers.

The officer who shot Flores was put on administrative leave pending the investigation, as is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.