Provo • The family of a man suspected of killing a Provo police officer in Orem has released a statement, according to FOX 13.
Joseph Shinners, 29, was shot and killed Saturday as police from Provo and Orem tried to arrest Matt Frank Hoover, 40, in the parking lot of a Bed Bath and Beyond.
A family spokesman issued a statement expressing sympathy for the officer’s family.
“We, as extended family of Matt Hoover, are deeply saddened for his actions that took Officer Joe Shinners’ life. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with his family. We strongly stand behind and extend our support to law enforcement and to the community who lost a brother, friend and all around hero," the statement reads.
Shinners' funeral service is Saturday in Orem.
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