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EXCLUSIVE: First look at video showing officer-involved shooting in downtown SLC

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 12:07:31-05

SALT LAKE CITY - We are getting the first look at video from the night officers shot a teenager involved in a fight downtown.

The video FOX 13 News received isn't great quality, but it did record during the time the shooting took place and is the only known video the public has seen so far. A security employee said it's not certain, but notes three flashes on the video and thinks it could be gun fire.

The best quality video will likely come from body cameras the two Salt Lake City Police officers were wearing during the time of the shooting, but Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said his office isn't going to release that video until the investigation is complete.

"I think the goal is to provide that information so that people can make their up their own minds," Gill noted. "But we want to do it at the right time."

Gill also acknowledged the Salt Lake City Mayor and Salt Lake Police's call for transparency, but said he's not going to rush to release the video.

​"If you release it without any context, you may end up doing more harm to the integrity of the process," Gill noted.

Officials said 17-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed was holding a broomstick and fightinganother man when police showed up at the Rio Grande Station Saturday night.

Officers told Mohamed to put down the weapon but he didn’t comply and officers shot him several times.

According the Mohamed's family, he spent part of Sunday in a coma before waking up.