Injured Meridian Police Officer returns home from the hospital, expected to make full recovery

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 19:07:03-04

Authorities identified the Meridian Police Officer involved in Sunday's officer-involved shooting as Kyle Mikowski who returned home from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Officer Mikowski attempted to pull over suspects that had an outstanding felony warrant, but one man made attempted to flee and as Mikowski closed the gap the suspect turned and fired two shots into the officer's leg.

"When I got the call yesterday it was like a kick to the stomach," said Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

Officer Mikowski returned fire and killed the man, a nearby witness said he heard two separate six to seven-round bursts on Sunday.

Two bystanders rushed to the aid of Officer Mikowski and helped control the bleeding while comforting the officer and telling dispatch their location.

"Those two citizens we can't thank them enough for what they did and them coming to the aid of our officer," said Basterrechea. "It is almost something beyond words."

In another update two other people of interest that were in the vehicle fled the scene, a man turned himself into the police who are treating the man as a witness, a woman is still on the loose.

"We don't feel like there is any danger to the public," said Basterrechea.

The Ada County Sheriff's department has taken over the investigation, standard protocal following an officer-involved shooting.

We reached out to one of the people who helped Officer Mikowski, he told us the wild events of yesterday are still sinking in and preferred not to do an on-camera interview, he did say via Facebook that he wishes for a fast recovery.


The Ada County Coroner identified the suspect that was killed in the officer-involved shooting, he is 33-year-old Meridian resident Daniel Isaiah Norris.