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Update: Idaho Falls man dies several days after being shot

Sheriff deputies say on Feb. 16, Murrieta was driving aggressively and attempting to get Randall to pull over
Man shot near Idaho Falls put on life support, sheriff says.
Man shot near Idaho Falls put on life support, sheriff says.(AP)
Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 1:03 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 4:10 PM MST
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — An Idaho Falls man has died several days after he was shot during a fight in Bonneville County.

The man has now been identified as 31-year-old Taylor Murrieta who was shot by 42-year-old Donald Randall.

Sheriff deputies said on Feb. 16, Murrieta was driving aggressively and attempting to get Randall to pull over. Authorities say the two men stopped in the middle of the road on the 3100 block of Yellowstone Highway and started fighting, according to a statement from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said Randall called 911 to report Murrieta was trying to pull him out of his vehicle. At some point, Randall told deputies that he got a handgun out of his vehicle and fired his gun toward Murrieta, police say.

Police say the two men knew each other and have had previous confrontations.

An investigation will be turned over to the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Original Story:

A man was put on life support Tuesday night after being shot during an altercation near Idaho Falls.

Deputies received a report of two men fighting in the middle of the road around 11:30 p.m. on the 3100 block of North Yellowstone Avenue, according to a statement from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

Just before deputies arrived, a witness on the phone with dispatch said they heard a gunshot fired. One man was found with a gunshot wound. Deputies were able to secure the other male involved in the altercation.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office said the victim’s injuries are non-survivable but the man is still on life support.

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