UPDATE: Idaho Falls police identify man fatally shot by officers

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — UPDATE: Idaho Falls police say the man who was shot after wielding a weapon and charging at officers has died.

The Post Register reports that police identified the man as 54-year-old Shane McVey who died at the hospital following the Tuesday shooting.
Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson did not say what type of weapon McVey had, and he did not name the officers involved. The officers were placed on paid administrative leave.

Police say McVey fled into an apartment building where the shooting occurred after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person.

The Eastern Idaho Regional Critical Incident Task Force is investigating the shooting.

The Idaho Falls Police Department will conduct an internal review on the shooting following the state investigation.
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Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com

INITIAL STORY:
An Idaho Falls man was shot by police after authorities say the man was wielding a weapon and charged at officers.

The Post Register reports Idaho Falls police have not named the man who was taken to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for treatment following the Tuesday afternoon shooting. His condition was unknown Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Holly Cook says officers responded to reports of a suspicious man near a convenience store. The man fled into an apartment building near Elm Street and Corner Avenue after officers approached him.

Cooks says the man did not respond to police commands, and then he charged officers in the building.

The Eastern Idaho Regional Critical Task Force is investigating the shooting. The officer who fired the shot has not been named.
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Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com



 
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