Third Police Involved Shooting in a Year

Friday, we had another officer involved shooting – the third in less than a year.  While national statistics are not kept, this is certainly unusual for Idaho Falls.

This incident will be investigated by outside agencies as were the other two.  Preliminary information indicates that the officers' actions likely saved lives, but we need to wait for a complete investigation.  The Idaho State Police is the lead agency in the investigation and they are being assisted by other law enforcement entities.  Once the investigation is complete, the prosecuting attorney will make the legal determination if the shooting was justified.  It usually takes a few weeks.