Meridian Police officer shot; one suspect dead, one in custody, one on the run

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jul 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 00:40:10-04

UPDATE (10:00 p.m.) - Meridian Police say the officer injured in Sunday's shooting is in good condition after undergoing emergency surgery.

Police also confirm the second male suspect - who was with the suspect killed in the shootout - turned himself in late Sunday evening on an unrelated warrant. Police are not releasing his name at this time.

The female suspect in the vehicle is still at large, but police do not believe there is a danger to the public at this time.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for the Critical Incident Task Force.


Meridian Police are searching for two suspects after a Meridian Officer was shot.  Police say one suspect has been killed two other suspects escaped in a black Dodge Durango. Police consider them armed and dangerous. A gun was recovered at the scene.

The call came in at 1:37 p.m. reporting "shots fired" near W. Mediterranean Drive and Crimson Rose Ave.

Dispatch confirms a Meridian Police officer was shot in the incident. No word yet on the extent of his injuries. He has been transported to St. Alphonsus and will go into surgery soon for gunshot wounds to the lower legs.  

Meridian Chief of Police Jeff Lavey cautioned residents in the area to shelter in place while they look for the remaining suspects. 

Police found the Dodge Durango unoccupied at a car wash near the scene. Video from the car wash shows they may have fled in a gold SUV but police are unable to see a make or model. 

The male suspect is considered "heavy-set" with blonde hair. The female suspect is Hispanic and wearing a grey shirt, possibly a tank top.

If you see the suspects call police, they are considered armed and dangerous.