Kuna man who pointed gun at officers before being shot sent to prison

June 26, 2014 

Peter C. See

Peter C. See, 42, will spend eight to 10 years in prison after Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton sentenced him Thursday for aggravated assault or battery. He could serve up to 15 additional years because of a sentencing enhancement for the use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony.

In March 2013, Ada County dispatchers received an early morning call saying that See was planning to kill himself. He had pointed a gun at a relative before leaving in a pickup, the caller said.

Several hours later, See dialed 911 and told a dispatcher that he planned to hurt himself and others. Law enforcement located the truck on Cloverdale Road.

See told deputies there would be a "bloodbath" if they approached him, then pointed a .44-caliber pistol at them before fleeing in the pickup.

See led deputies on a high-speed chase before the pickup hit a spike strip. He got out of the truck and pointed his gun at four officers: Ada County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Santucci, deputies Morgan Case and Carl Olsen, and Boise Police Officer Jason Green. All four fired, striking See eight times.

Authorities had to use a police dog and a Taser to take See into custody. His gun was loaded and cocked, they said.

See was critically injured and spent extensive time in a hospital recovering. See, who Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney previously said had a history of mental illness, was also treated for mental health issues.

The officers were later cleared of any wrongdoing. Brought in to investigate, Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs concluded that no charges were warranted.

Two of the deputies who shot See had been involved in other police shootings. In 2007, Santucci was one of two deputies who shot and killed Sarah Stanfield near Fruitland. In 2006, Santucci shot and killed Jonathan DiPaola in Meridian.

Olsen was one of 10 officers who fatally shot Ross McAbee in Boise in 2002.

Both were cleared in those shootings as well.

John Sowell: 377-6423, Twitter: @IDS_Sowell

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