A 41-year-old Kuna man was injured early Saturday after he was shot following a confrontation with three Ada County Sheriff's deputies and a Boise police officer, all of whom fired their weapons.
The man was not identified publicly; he is expected to survive his injuries, said a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. None of the officers were injured.
Come back to IdahoStatesman.com later today for additional details.
Here is the text of a press release issued this morning by the sheriff's office:
The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force has been activated to investigate a shooting involving three Ada County Sheriff's deputies and a Boise Police officer. The incident happened this morning in South Ada County. The suspect, a 41-year-old Kuna man, was injured but is expected to survive. Officers were not hurt.
The CITF investigation is in its earliest stages and still very active, but preliminary information shows the incident began at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday when emergency dispatchers received a report of an armed man at a home in the 13000 block Madera Place in Kuna. The 41-year-old suspect had reportedly pointed a gun at an adult male relative and threatened him. The suspect then fled the area in a Nissan pick-up truck. Deputies immediately began searching the area for the vehicle. At about 2:30 a.m., the suspect called emergency dispatchers and made threatening statements that indicated he may be planning to harm himself and others.
Just before 3 a.m., deputies spotted the suspect's pick-up truck parked on Cloverdale near the intersection of Poen. Deputies say the 41-year-old got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at himself. He then got back into the truck and started driving south on Cloverdale.
Three Ada County Sheriff's deputies and a Boise Police officer, who was assisting, began following the truck.
Meridian Police also responded to assist. The Meridian Police officer deployed a spike strip which eventually brought the truck to a stop on Cloverdale near Barker. That's where the suspect got out of his vehicle and immediately pointed his gun at officers.
All four officer on scene -- three Sheriff's deputies and a Boise Police officer -- fired their weapons. The number of shots fired remains under investigation.
The suspect was injured. He was transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. Medical staff tell us the man's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The 41-year-old is expected to survive. Any additional details about his injuries are not available at this time. Per agency policies, the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation. The three ACSO deputies involved are all patrol officers with more than 50 years of combined experience.
Because officers fired their weapons while interacting with the suspect, this incident is under investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force which includes members from Meridian, Garden City and Boise Police, Idaho State Police and the Ada County Sheriff's Office. The information in this release is preliminary, pending the CITF investigation. Detectives with the Meridian Police Department are leading the multi-agency inquiry. The CITF is responsible for investigating the criminal aspects of the incident to determine if the actions of the involved officers were appropriate.