Details released in Homedale shooting

Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 20:28:32-05

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue Monday released details of an officer-involved shooting that took place in  Homedale Saturday afternoon.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office is heading up the  Critical Incident Task Force investigating the shooting.

According to Donahue, officers from the Homedale Police Department and the Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house on Montana Avenue about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Shortly after officers arrived, a man -- later identified as Gilbert Heredia -- emerged from the home with a handgun.

Donahue said officers gave several verbal commands to Heredia to drop the weapon, but he reportedly did not comply. Multiple shots were then fired by both officers and Heredia was shot multiple times, according to Donahue.

Heredia is hospitalized in critical condition.

Neither officer was injured. Both are now on paid administrative leave. Their names were not released. The Sheriff said both officers have “multiple years” experience. One was a reserve deputy.

Donahue said one of the responding officers was wearing a body camera, so investigators are now reviewing the audio and video from the camera.

Donahue also said law enforcement agencies had been called to the residence “multiple times” over the previous two days, for welfare checks and civil stand-by calls relating to the exchange of children in a custody matter.