Official Identify Man Shot by Rawlins Police

Tony Webster

AP – January 8, 2016

Officials have identified the man shot and killed by Rawlins police at a convenience store. Carbon County Coroner’s Office identified the victim in the December 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.