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Posted on: January 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Male suspect displayed weapon, was shot by officer near S. Boulevard & Elm St.


January 23, 2018

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:
Holly Cook

Public Information Officer

605 N. Capital Ave
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Office: (208) 612-8655
Cell: (208) 589-3091


Male suspect displayed weapon, was shot by officer near S. Boulevard & Elm St.


Idaho Falls, ID – On Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:04 PM, Idaho Falls public safety dispatch received a call about a suspicious adult male near the intersection of South Blvd. & Elm Street.


Three Idaho Falls Police officers responded to the call. Officers attempted to talk with the man, but he fled to a residential apartment building near North Corner Ave. & Elm Street. When officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, the man displayed a weapon. One officer fired upon the suspect. Officers immediately began performing CPR on the man until emergency medical services arrived.


Emergency medical services were dispatched to the scene at 2:20 PM. The ambulance arrived at 2:25 PM and the man was transported to EIRMC at 2:26 PM. No information about the victim’s medical condition is available for release.


Police do not believe there is any existing threat to the public.


The scene of the incident will be cordoned off until the investigation is complete. The areas affected are along South Boulevard from 12th Street to Ash Street as well as parts of Elm Street, 10th Street, N. Corner Ave. and Walnut Street.

  investigation area

The Eastern Idaho Regional Critical Incident Task Force is conducting a comprehensive investigation of the incident. The task force is made up of various law enforcement agencies in Eastern Idaho and is led by the Idaho State Police.


No further information is available at this time.


Chief Bryce Johnson will hold a media briefing on the incident at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, January 24th at the Idaho Falls City Council Chambers, which is located in the City Hall Annex at 680 Park Avenue.


For updates regarding traffic in the area, follow the IFPD on Twitter @IFPD1.




About Idaho Falls Police Department: The Idaho Falls Police Department is united in a spirit of teamwork to be an open, courteous and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service. We are dedicated to live by values which reflect a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public we serve as well as the professionals who provide that service. In partnership with the people of Idaho Falls, the IFPD’s mission is to create an environment free from crime and the fear of crime. The core values of the Idaho Falls Police Department are: (1) Integrity (2) Honor (3) Trust (4) and Excellence. Learn more on our website.   

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