Idaho State Police trooper kills fleeing man in Idaho Falls
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (CBS 2) —
A man was killed Friday night after police say he first fled from Idaho State Police and later fought a trooper, causing that trooper to fire his gun at the man.
According to Idaho State Police, the currently unidentified man was pulled over in his car by a trooper at 11:42 p.m. Friday. During the stop, the man allegedly fled on foot and was pursued by the trooper.
The Idaho State Police report stated that the pursuit ended when both the trooper and the fleeing man got into a fight.
It was during this when the trooper fired one shot from his gun, hitting the man.
The suspect was treated on scene and then transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where he later died.The Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Task Force is investigating this officer-involved shooting with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office as the lead investigative agency.