Laura Seitz, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Police are looking for a woman they say was recently in the company of Christopher Knight, a California man killed in an officer-involved shooting downtown early Friday.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on Melissa Medina's whereabouts to call 801-799-3000.
Investigators believe Medina, 36, may have traveled to Utah with Knight in recent days and may be staying in a Salt Lake-area motel. She is believed to be driving a silver or gray Hyundai Elantra with Washington state license plate AMR2513.
Early Friday morning, a traffic stop ended with a shootout on a normally busy downtown Salt Lake City street. A man who police say opened fire on two officers without warning was shot and killed.
The officers, Mo Tifisi, a nine-year veteran with the department, and Dan Tueller, an officer who has been on the force for 18 months, were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.
Tifisi, 40, was hit once in the shoulder and Tueller, 33, once in the upper thigh, said Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Robin Heiden.
Anonymous tips may be sent by texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference case No. 14-49811.
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