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Man shot, killed in confrontation with Salt Lake police

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 6:20 p.m. MDT

The body of a man who was shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at 2102 S. State is covered on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in South Salt Lake. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) The body of a man who was shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at 2102 S. State is covered on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in South Salt Lake. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A man was shot and killed in a confrontation with police officers Monday night.

The man was shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven, 2102 S. State, about 7:15 p.m., Salt Lake police reported.

The convenience store is in South Salt Lake just over the border from Salt Lake City. Investigators say three Salt Lake officers were responding to reports of a man with a gun when the shooting occurred.

South Salt Lake police are investigating the shooting.

The officers arrived and saw three people exiting the convenience store, investigators said. The man who was shot matched the description officers had received of the man believed to have a gun.

Very little information was released Monday night, including whether or not the man was confirmed to be armed and what led to the shooting. Police said the man was acting belligerently.

The body of a man who was shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at 2102 S. State is covered on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in South Salt Lake. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) The body of a man who was shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at 2102 S. State is covered on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in South Salt Lake. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Witnesses at the scene gave varying accounts of the shooting. One man said he heard two shots and that it appeared the man was fleeing when he was shot by officers.

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