Officer Involved Shooting

From City of Idaho Falls news release:

At approximately 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch received multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Hurricane’s Bar located at 888 N Holmes Avenue.

According to callers a four-door silver car was then seen fleeing from the area. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area and confirmed that multiple shots had been fired in the parking lot east of Hurricanes and N Freeman Avenue. It appears that multiple rounds were fired in the direction of the bar, striking multiple cars and the building.

Concurrently, responding officers located a vehicle matching the given description speeding in the area of the bar. Idaho Falls Police Officers behind the vehicle activated their red and blue emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop.

The suspect vehicle continued through the parking lot east of N Freeman Avenue and out onto Whittier Street. The Idaho Falls Police Officer immediately behind the suspect vehicle utilized a pursuit intervention technique (PIT maneuver) in order to stop the vehicle. A second Idaho Falls Police Officer utilized his vehicle to further prevent the suspect vehicle from moving from the other side. The vehicle was brought to a stop at the intersection of Whittier Street and N Freeman Avenue.

When the vehicle stopped, the driver exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. Officers exited their vehicles to pursue, also on foot. During this brief foot pursuit, an officer involved shooting occurred. One Idaho Falls Police Officer discharged their service weapon and the suspect sustained injuries. There were no reported injuries to bystanders or police officers on scene.

Idaho Falls Police Officers removed a firearm from the suspect and immediately began to render medical aide to him. Idaho Falls Fire EMS personnel responded to the scene and assumed medical care, ultimately transporting the suspect, a 21-year-old male, to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

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