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Man identified in fatal police shooting

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Police have identified a man they shot and killed during a stolen car investigation. 

Investigators say James Dean Schultz, 27 of Yakima Valley died early Sunday.

Five Richland officers responded to a report of a suspicious person who was believed to be connected to a stolen vehicle.

Officers found a gold-colored sedan with five people inside, including Schultz.

In a statement, police said only that shots were fired and Schultz died at the scene.

Police arrested one person in the car for unlawful possession of a firearm.   The other three people were released.

The five officers involved in the incident are on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.

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