1 man killed in officer-involved shooting in Elmore County

Posted at 1:18 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 15:18:09-04

A male suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Friday morning, reported Elmore County Sheriff's Office.

On May 25, 2018, around 8:50 a.m., Elmore County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a white pickup truck driving recklessly through private property. Deputies located the vehicle and attempted to stop it.

The suspect tried to elude the police. Deputies pursued the vehicle, which became disabled during the pursuit. The male driver exited the truck and went on a short foot pursuit, then he turned and brandished a large military-style knife and threatened the officers.

According to Elmore County Sheriff's office's press release, a deputy discharged his duty weapon. The suspect was deceased at the scene. The deputies were not injured.

The name of the suspect will be released once the next of kin has been notified.

Idaho State Police is leading the investigation into this incident.

We will update with more information when it is available.