Police release name of man killed in shooting


IDAHO FALLS — Police have released the name of a man shot and killed Saturday night.

Nikolas Bird, 23, died after being shot multiple times on the 1500 block of Claire View Lane around 10:30 p.m.

Officers arrested Mark Bent, 41, and he is in the Bonneville County Jail on a first degree murder charge.

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Mark Bent | Bonneville County Jail

“We offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Bird’s loved ones at this difficult time,” police said in a news release.

IFPD investigators say Bird and Bent knew each other and Bird lived in the area where the shooting occurred.

Bent is scheduled for his initial court appearance Tuesday.

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