District Attorney Issues Statement After Man’s Death at Beaver County Walmart – WPXI

BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. – The Beaver County District Attorney has issued a statement following the death of a man in a shooting at Walmart in Center Township.

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Kenneth Vinyard, 46, died after being pushed to the ground by a man and hitting his head on the pavement.

Earlier reports said the man identified himself to Vinyard’s fiancée as a Center Township police officer.

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District Attorney David Lozier’s statement said speculation about the incident was “running rampant” and offered clarification on where the investigation stands.

The investigation was turned over to the Pennsylvania State Police on the night of Vinyard’s death, according to the statement.

The officer concerned has been placed on administrative leave and will not return until the case is completed.

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The prosecutor said the officer involved will not be identified until charges are filed.

In addition, the statement said details of the investigation will not be discussed until a criminal complaint is filed.

Lozier’s statement said the investigation is “largely complete” and the agency is now awaiting the autopsy’s cause and manner of death, which will not be available for several weeks.

Lozier concluded the statement by asking the community to be patient so that the investigation can be conducted properly.

Read the full statement below:

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