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A Kelso police officer fatally shot Omer Ismail Ali after Ali allegedly attacked a gas station clerk, customer and the officer with a walking stick, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Ali died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the results of an autopsy performed Friday.
Ali, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan as a refugee in 2013, also suffered a “gunshot wound of the jaw and neck,” deputies said.
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Deputies said he had a pair of non-extraditable, misdemeanor warrants out of Spokane and Blaine, Washington.
Ali was released Monday from the Cowlitz County Jail, deputies said.
The sheriff’s office is still investigating Wednesday’s case.