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FBI short on details with family of Ft. Thompson shooting victim

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FBI authorities confirmed the name of the man shot by law enforcement during a chase north of Ft. Thompson October 30.

John Garreaux, 24, of Dupree was killed after "engaging law enforcement" just a week before his 25th birthday. The FBI has not released any further information to the media, or to the family of the victim.

Garreaux's mother spoke with KSFY News Monday night. She says although the shooting happened Wednesday, she found out about her son's death through the grapevine more than a day later. 

She also questions how long it took the FBI to release her son's name. She says he had three ID's on him, all listing his address in Dupree, so there is no reason for the lack of communication.

According to Garreaux's mother, the FBI has refused to talk with her about the incidents that led to her son being shot four times - at least once in the head from long range.

Following the pursuit and killing of John Garreaux, his cousin Jason Todd Garreau, 27, held police in a nine-hour standoff. Jason was wanted by police for questioning in regards to the pursuit. According to John's mother, Jason was on parole and wanted on a federal warrant.

During the Thursday's standoff, Jason shot a Pierre police officer, who was treated at a local hospital and released.

The standoff was at the home of Garreaux's ex-girlfriend and his two children. His mother tells KSFY News that the mobile home was destroyed during the standoff, and is now uninhabitable because of bullet holes and the stench of tear gas.  

Jason Garreau was charged with six felony gun-related charges resulting from the standoff.

Note: FBI officials confirmed that John Garreaux and Jason Garreau are the correct spellings of the names.

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