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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Montgomery identified

One person is dead after an altercation between a police officer and a citizen Monday morning in Montgomery. (WCHS/WVAH)

UPDATE, 3:24 p.m.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who was shot and killed by a Montgomery police officer in what police described as an altercation.

Eric Young, 34, of Montgomery was the man who was killed in the shooting, Sgt. Brian Humphreys, spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting occurred about 4:20 a.m. Monday on a sidewalk on the Kanawha County side of town.

UPDATE, 10:38 a.m.

Montgomery Police Chief Paris Workman said a city officer shot a man to death after an altercation on a sidewalk on the Kanawha County side of town.

The chief said noises from the area behind City Hall where police officers park led the officer to investigate.

Kanawha County deputies will investigate the shooting that took place about 4:20 a.m. Monday.

Two witnesses told Eyewitness News they heard four shots.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said more information will have to come from the county prosecutor after the investigation is completed.

The officer involved in the shooting had three years on the job and is on paid administrative leave.

ORIGINAL STORY:

One person is dead after an altercation between a police officer and a citizen Monday morning in Montgomery led to a shooting.

Chief of Police Paris Workman with Montgomery Police Department said the incident occurred about 4:20 a.m. near City Hall. Currently, Third Avenue is shut down as officers investigate.

It is unclear which police agency the officer is with.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, Fayette County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia State Police, Smithers Police Department and BridgeValley Police Department are assisting with the investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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