ISP awaiting lab samples in Yantis shooting

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 19:10:11-05

The Idaho State Police is nearing completion of its investigation into the shooting death of Council rancher Jack Yantis.

Yantis was shot and killed by two Adams County Sheriff’s Department deputies during a late-night altercation on the highway near his ranch on Nov. 1 of last year.

The Idaho State Police began an investigation soon after the incident.

ISP spokeswoman Teresa Baker declined to discuss details, citing an ongoing investigation. But she stated, “We’ve conducted a series of interviews and gathered evidence. As far as our investigation, we have gone as far as we can at this point. We’re now just waiting to hear back from the (out-of-state forensic analysis) labs.”

Once the lab results are received, “We may still have to do some follow-up investigation,” Baker said.

The completed report will then be turned over the Idaho Attorney General’s Office for review.

The FBI is also conducting an independent investigation of the shooting. No word yet on the status of that investigation.