Police: 57-year-old man in critical condition after officer-involved shooting in Boise

Boise Police say officers responded to a call at S. Wild Phlox Way regarding a man with a gun.

An officer-involved shooting happened shortly after 7 AM this morning in Boise.

Boise Police say officers responded to a call on the 900 block of Wild Phlox Way regarding a 57-year-old man with a gun. Police say he was reported to be suicidal.

When officers approached the home, they made contact with the man. It was still dark and the man came out from an area with at least one hand behind his back.

The man got closer to officers.

"The individual continued to approach the officers," Boise Deputy Chief Eugene Smith said. "He was non compliant, did not respond to officers commands."

Boise Police say an Officer A. Nielsen was forced to fire his weapon and the man was injured. Officer Nielsen is a six-year veteran with Boise Police and has 12 years of law enforcement experience.

Officers at the scene immediately provided first aid until paramedics arrived.

A knife was found at the scene, and when officers were giving first aid, they said it looked like the man had self-inflicted knife wounds.

The man was taken to the hospital by ambulance and is in critical condition.

No officers have been injured.

The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Garden City Police Department, is investigating the shooting. Officers body camera video will be reviewed as part of the investigation.

We will be updating the story as we learn more.

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