Saturday, March 9, 2013

Early Morning Officer-Related Shooting Sends Suspect to Hospital

Posted By on Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force has been activated to investigate an early morning shooting involving three Ada County Sheriff's deputies and a Boise Police officer.

The suspect was injured but is expected to survive, according the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Officers were not injured in the south Ada County incident.

Preliminary information indicates that emergency dispatchers received a report of an armed man at a home in the 13000 block of Madera Place in Kuna. The suspect, a 41-year-old male, had reportedly pointed a gun at an adult male relative. The suspect then fled the area in his pickup truck.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., the suspect called emergency dispatchers, who said he made threatening statements and that he may plan to harm himself and others.

Just before 3 a.m., deputies spotted the suspect's pickup and reported that the suspect got out of vehicle, pointed the gun at himself and got back into his vehicle to drive away.

Meridian Police deployed a spike strip on the road, bringing the vehicle to a halt. The suspect again got out of his pickup, and this time, pointed his gun at law enforcement officers. All four officers on the scene—three Sheriff's deputies and a Boise Police officer—fired their weapons. The number of shots fired remains under investigation.

The suspect was rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Medical staff said the man's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Per agency policies, the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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