Man killed by BPD identified as Caldwell resident

BPD:Suspect attempted to ram officers with vehicle
Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 19:22:41-04

The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified a Caldwell, Idaho man as the individual shot and killed by a Boise Police officer in the early morning hours of June 14th, 2016.

50-year-old Noel Rodriguez died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The incident started at approximately 2:14 a.m. when Boise Police stopped a suspected drunk driver on Brynwood Drive near Wedge Street.

Rodriguez allegedly became combative following the stop and assaulted an officer with a sharp tool before leaving the scene. In the process of fleeing, Rodriguez almost hit an officer with his vehicle.

Officers stayed in the area and found Rodriguez's vehicle at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Brynwood Drive near Parkwood Street.

Rodriguez then started to use his vehicle to ram officer's vehicles. He refused to follow commands, and officers became concerned about officer and citizen safety.

An officer fired his weapon one time, striking Rodriguez in the chest. Officers on scene attempted first aid until paramedics arrived. Rodriguez died on the way to the hospital.

The officer that fired his weapon has been identified as Rob Rainford,  a five-year veteran of the Boise Police Department with 16 years of law enforcement experience.

There is body camera evidence that is being reviewed by investigators. In addition, the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force alongside the Meridian Police Department are investigating.

The Boise Police Department has told 6 On Your Side that while the CITF is investigating, they will not offer any interviews about the incident.