McVey shooting investigation turned over to prosecutor

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IDAHO FALLS — The police investigation into the shooting of Shane McVey has been completed by Idaho State Police, but no new information has been made public.

Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Holly Cook confirmed the state police investigation was over and the case had been given to the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office this week. However, the prosecutor’s office will not be the agency dealing with the case from this point on.

Bonneville County Prosecutor Danny Clark told he received the case earlier this week, but because of a family relationship between his office and McVey, he turned over the case to the Twin Falls Prosecutors Office.

Clark declined to release any new details about the case.

Late last month, McVey was shot and killed by Idaho Falls Police Officer Earl Laughter III after McVey fled from officers at a Common Cents parking lot to an apartment building near North Corner Avenue and Elm Street.

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When officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, they say he displayed a weapon. Idaho Falls Police have repeatedly refused to release any information about that weapon.

McVey was pronounced dead at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Holly Cook declined to release any new information Friday. She said the department would not release anything new until the prosecutor’s office had finished with the case and the department had conducted an internal review.

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Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson said the findings of IFPD’s internal review will be sent to the Use of Force Review Board made up of officers in the department and two people outside of the department. The board will make a recommendation to Johnson based on those findings.

“At the conclusion of that, I will take all of that information and make a final review for the police department,” Johnson said in the news release.