A Twin Falls County Prosecutor has determined that Bannock County Sheriff's Deputies were justified when they exchanged fire with a man suspected of killing his girlfriend.
As you may recall, law enforcement officers shot and killed Boede Paul during a standoff on the Fort Hall Reservation on January 16, 2013.
Paul was the chief suspect in the disappearance and death of Angelea Schultz.
A lengthy and thorough investigation of the incident was conducted by Sgt. Nathan Diekemper of the Pocatello Police Department.
Sgt. Diekemper turned his report over to the Twin Falls County Prosecutor to determine if criminal charges should be filed as a result of the shooting or if deputies were justified in killing Paul. This follows established protocol between Bannock and Twin Falls Counties so that an outside agency investigates the incident and an outside prosecutor reviews that investigation.
Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs has completed his review of Sgt. Diekemper's investigation and has determined that no charges should be filed.
A news conference to discuss this decision has been scheduled for July 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. KPVI News Six plans to attend that news conference and provide the very latest on KPVI.COM.