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A screen grab from video released by the Salt Lake City Police Department.
The Salt Lake City Police Department has released jarring body camera footage from an officer-involved shooting that killed Andrew Jacob Preece on July 25.

Officers responded to a call about a fight with a knife and found Preece with another man.

When officers closed in on Preece, he grabbed the other male and put the knife to his neck.

It wasn't too long after verbal warnings were issued telling Preece to drop the knife that several shots were fired. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The hostage was fine.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah police shot two people on Saturday, bringing the total number of people shot by police there in 2020 to 16, one more than in all of 2019.

In the first incident Saturday, police say officers were shot at and returned fire and killed a suspect and arrested another. A police dog was shot in the face, but was expected to live.

Later that day, police say they negotiated with a man holding a weapon for nearly 30 minutes before they shot him. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.