Police: Nampa man shot at officers during early-morning pursuit

Posted at 12:50 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 16:30:06-04

A Nampa man is in the Canyon County Jail after police say he shot at officers during an early-morning pursuit Tuesday.

About 3:30 a.m. Nampa Police officer tried to stop a driver on 11th Avenue North, south of Garrity Blvd.

According to Nampa Police Lt. Eric Skoglund, the man “was being investigated for a disturbance involving a firearm which occurred earlier in the morning in the 1600 block of Garrity

When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the man sped south on 11th Ave., with officers pursuing. The vehicle, a silver 2002 Lincoln LS, went westbound on 1st Street North, then north on 1st Avenue, branching off onto North Gateway Street, Skoglund said.

“The suspect fired on officers during this pursuit, striking as police cruiser,” he added. “The suspect vehicle ultimately crashed into road barriers on North Gateway St. and came to rest on its top on the north side of Indian Creek. The suspect fled from the vehicle, and was soon apprehended by police officers in a yard on 5th Street North.”

No officers were injured.

Police identified the suspect as Lloyd Harrod, 52, of Nampa.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

Harrod was later booked into the Canyon County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding a police officer, unlawful possession of a firearm, battery with intent to commit a serious felony, and domestic battery. All are felonies. He was also charged with two misdemeanors: unlawful discharge of a firearm and obstructing and delaying an individual.