The man who was shot by Caldwell police Nov. 29 pleaded not guilty Friday to eight crimes stemming from the domestic violence report police were responding to before the shooting.
Police said Clifford O. Carter Jr., 40, was fleeing the scene and drove his pickup truck toward a responding officer as if to hit him. The officer fired his gun and wounded Carter, who spent several days in a local hospital before being transferred to jail.
Nampa police are leading a Critical Incident Task Force investigation into the officer-involved shooting at Carter’s home on North Indiana Avenue but have not released the results yet.
Carter is scheduled to stand trial April 11 on felony charges of attempted strangulation, aggravated assault and domestic battery with traumatic injury in front of a child. He also faces five misdemeanors: DUI, two counts of malicious damage to property and two counts of destruction of a telecommunication device.