The Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Task Force has released more information about the death of 60-year-old David Alma Giles who was involved in an officer-involved shooting.
Giles died in a parking lot at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center on Friday, March 18th.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office claims that a deputy who was responding to a 911 call about a medical issue transported Giles from U.S. Highway 20 to EIRMC.
When the deputy and Giles arrived at EIRMC at 6:55 a.m., an altercation occurred.
Giles allegedly grabbed a shotgun from the deputy’s vehicle when the deputy grabbed the gun.
While wrestling with the weapon, it discharged striking Giles and killing him.
An autopsy was completed on Giles in Boise on Monday, March 21st. The results, including the toxicology report, is still pending.
Idaho State Police, with the assistance of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, has been leading the investigation. As standard protocol with all task force investigations, all information will be turned over to the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave following the incident.