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Cody Paris Belgard was shot and killed Nov. 9, 2018, in an officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake police on Tuesday released a few more details regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting from the weekend.

But there are still many questions about what prompted an officer to use deadly force against Cody Paris Belgard, 30, a popular rap artist in the Glendale area who used the moniker "See Smoke."

Belgard was shot about 8 p.m. Friday at 800 N. Sir Michael Drive (1955 West) in Salt Lake City. West Valley police are conducting an independent investigation.

On Friday, Salt Lake officers were notified that a car that had fled from them last week was spotted near 2300 South and 1300 East.

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"They responded and made contact with the suspect and his girlfriend. The suspect was uncooperative and during the contact he was able to get into his vehicle. He rammed a police car and hit two other vehicles in the parking lot, and attempted to hit officers. He then fled the scene with officers in pursuit," according to a statement from Salt Lake police.

A short time later, the vehicle was spotted again near 800 N. Sir Philip Drive. Belgard "was again noncompliant and due to his actions, shots were fired," police said in a statement on Tuesday without elaborating about those "actions."

According to city policy, police have to release body camera video of the incident to the public — if it exists — within 10 days.