Police: IDOC officers, unknown suspect involved in chase, shooting in Meridian

Meridian shooting
Posted at 3:05 PM, Jun 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 19:11:30-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — A shooting following a carjacking and pursuit in downtown Meridian injured one person, according to Meridian Police Department.

Boise Police Department Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks said the department was notified of a shooting involving the Idaho Department of Corrections in the 9800 Block of West Shields Avenue in Boise. The suspect fled in a stolen vehicle and officers did a search for the vehicle when information on a carjacking in Eagle was provided, he said.

Officers went to the area to find the suspect and the vehicle that was taken, Meridian Police Department Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea said. The vehicle was found on Eagle Road and a pursuit began involving the Boise Police Department and the Meridian Police Department, he said.

The pursuit moved southbound on Meridian Road through downtown Meridian. The suspect turned west on Broadway Avenue when a BPD officer performed a pit maneuver at West Broadway and West First and halted the car, Basterrechea said.

The suspect shot at officers and three Boise Police officers and two Meridian Police officers shot at the suspect, he said. The suspect was shot and officers began performing life-saving measures before being taken to the hospital, he said. The condition of the suspect is not known, according to Basterrechea.

No officers or citizens were injured in the incident, he said.

The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Garden City Police Department, will investigate the incident. Basterrechea said more information on the officers involved in the incident will be provided.

People are asked to continue to avoid the area as investigations continue.

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