Officers cleared of fatal Homedale shooting

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 23:51:48-04

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue has cleared two officers who fatally shot a Homedale, Idaho man on December 26th, 2015.Homedale, Idaho man on December 26th, 2015.

Homedale Police Department Officer Chris Steed and Owyhee County Sheriff's Deputy Terry McGrew responded to a house on Montana Avenue in Homedale, Idaho on Saturday, December 26th to sort out a custody exchange.

While officers conversed with Heredia about searching his persons, Heredia became agitated and told Steed and Terry that he was "strapped."

Donahue said officers gave several verbal commands to Heredia to drop the weapon, but he reportedly did not comply. According to Sheriff Donahue, Heredia fired one shot at officers and tried to fire his weapon again but the cartridge became stuck and jammed.

Both officers fired their guns and hit Heredia multiple times.

Heredia was taken to the hospital and died several days later from his injuries.

Officials did release a video of the events that occurred that night using body cameras equipped on officers.


6 On Your Side has uploaded footage that has been edited between both body cameras of the officers. One camera is pointed at the ground while the other is at an upward angle. Both angles have been switched back and forth by an editing system to showcase what happened on that afternoon as a way to increase transparency between the officers and the public.