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Police ID man fatally shot by deputy in Pocatello

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho – Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in Pocatello.

The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said 62-year-old Lawrence McClellon was armed with a gun during his encounter with law enforcement officers. McClellon died at the scene Friday night and there were no other injuries.

The Idaho State Journal reported an autopsy will be performed Tuesday.

Authorities said the snow fell on the Pocatello area made collecting evidence such as shell casings difficult for investigators.

The incident was the second police-involved shooting in the Pocatello area in the past three weeks. On Nov. 30, Pocatello police opened fire on suspects in a car, wounding two of the people inside.

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