IFPD releases name of man killed in officer-involved shooting

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IDAHO FALLS — Authorities have released the name of the man killed in yesterday’s officer-involved shooting.

Shane McVey, 54, of Iona was pronounced dead at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after being transported to the hospital with at least one gun shot wound, according to Idaho Falls Police officials.

During a news conference Wednesday, Police Chief Bryce Johnson said two officers responded to a Common Cents store at 1003 South Boulevard for a report of a suspicious individual with a torch who was apparently changing his tire in the parking lot. Officers arrived and attempted to talk with McVey, but he fled to a residential apartment building near North Corner Avenue and Elm Street.

When officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, they say he displayed a weapon. One officer fired upon the suspect and officials say officers immediately began performing CPR until emergency medical services arrived.

Johnson said the name of the officer who fired his weapon will be released later this week. Both officers who initially responded to the scene, including the officer that fired his weapon, have been put on paid administrative leave as per department policy.

The man who was shot had a weapon. Details about what type of weapon he had and why he was shot are part of an ongoing investigation. Idaho State Police are investigating the incident, and will release the details of the investigation when it is complete. The Idaho Falls Police Department will also do an internal review once the investigation is complete.

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