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Two Salt Lake City Officers Wounded, Suspect Dead

A gunman was killed and two Salt Lake City police officers were wounded in a shootout early Friday morning.

The officers stopped to investigate a mud-splattered SUV near 300 South and West Temple in downtown around 2:15 a.m., according to The Salt Lake City Tribune.

They ordered the passenger out of the vehicle after they became suspicious of him and the driver. As he exited the SUV, the passenger pulled out a handgun and shot and wounded both officers.

At least one of the officers returned fire, killing the suspect. A department spokeswoman said that both police officers are in stable condition and are "doing OK."

A nine-year veteran of the force was shot in the arm, while the other officer -- who had been with the department for 18 months -- was shot in the leg. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured in the shootout and was being questioned by detectives.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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