Man killed by Rawlins police identified

Source: MGN Online
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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Officials have identified the man shot and killed by Rawlins police at a convenience store.

The Rawlins Daily Times reports the Carbon County Coroner's Office identified the victim in the Dec. 30 shooting as 39-year-old John Randell Veach, of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Police had responded to the Kum & Go convenience store after a report that an individual had been selling drugs in the parking lot.

Officers arrived to find Veach, who reportedly had a warrant out for his arrest. Police say Veach was shot while officers tried to take him into custody.

Police say the officers provided medical aid but Veach died later at a hospital.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident. They have not yet been identified.