Police say David Michael Grant, 46, of Harrison, was the man involved in an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning about three miles from the Idaho/Oregon border.
At about 11:45 p.m. Monday, a Payette Police Department officer become involved in a vehicle pursuit for a traffic violation. The chase began in Payette, then went south into Fruitland, where a Fruitland Police officer deployed spike strips in an attempt to stop the driver, according to an Idaho State Police news release.
The spike strips successfully deflated one tire on the suspect's vehicle, which slowed its speed, but the driver didn’t stop.
The chase continued southbound on US Highway 95 into Payette County, toward Interstate 84. According to police, the suspect drove the wrong way onto I-84 and headed eastbound down the exit 3 westbound off-ramp.
Before coming to the end of the off-ramp, the suspect vehicle swerved and crashed into the guard rail, then turned around and accelerated back toward the pursuing officers, the release stated.
A Fruitland Police officer left his patrol car vehicle and gave commands to the suspect. “But the suspect disobeyed the officer's commands and a confrontation ensued, which resulted in the Fruitland Police Department officer firing at the suspect ultimately striking him,” the release stated. “The suspect's vehicle continued back onto US Highway 95, ultimately coming to a stop near the top of the off-ramp. Officers converged on the vehicle and began first aid and life-saving measures on the suspect.”
The report said Grant was the sole occupant of the vehicle and is listed in stable condition at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
The Idaho State Police is the lead investigative agency in the shooting.