Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting in Middleton

MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) Authorities said Thursday they are analyzing video from a body camera worn by an Idaho sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The Canyon County deputy was the first to arrive at a Middleton-area home late Wednesday, and a man emerged with a gun, Sheriff Kieran Donahue said at a news conference. Middleton is about 25 miles west of Boise.

The deputy ended up firing multiple rounds at the man outside the house, though it's unclear what led to the shooting. He and other emergency responders attempted lifesaving measures that failed.

The deputy, who hasn't been named, was uninjured.

Idaho State Police Capt. Bill Gardiner identified the man who died as Brandon Rapp and said he was in his early 30s.

Gardiner said Rapp's weapon was loaded, but he declined to say whether the man fired any shots. He said police are awaiting toxicology results from the coroner's office.

The Idaho State Police are leading a multi-agency task force that is investigating the shooting that occurred at about 11:20 p.m.

"The officer did have on a body camera," Gardiner said. "That's a critical piece of evidence we're evaluating. There are indications the officer did feel a threat and responded according to his training."

Authorities declined to release other details about what happened before the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

Donahue said the domestic disturbance call originated from the house, and children there were children inside. He said deputies had previous calls to the house, including a domestic dispute.

"Unfortunately, a young man lost his life, and we're sad for that and feel for that family," the sheriff said.

He said the deputy has been with the sheriff's office for about three years, and he described him as experienced. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy following a shooting, Donahue said.
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