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Suspect identified after deadly Caldwell officer-involved shooting

Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 19:17:26-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — Canyon County officials have identified the suspect in a deadly officer-involved shooting over the weekend.

The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Sidney Holst of Caldwell. Police say he died of a single gunshot wound.

Deputies responded to the 15000 block of Yoder Avenue just before 8:30 a.m. Sunday for a reported domestic disturbance.

During the investigation, police say a 49-year-old man had barricaded himself in the home.

"Over the next several hours, deputies negotiated by telephone with the suspect attempting to get him to surrender to law enforcement," a press release from Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker said.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was deployed to the scene.

Authorities say shortly before 1:30 p.m., Holst exited the rear of the residence with a handgun.

"The suspect failed to obey commands and a police K9 was deployed, the suspect then pointed the firearm at deputies," the release said. "Two deputies fired their weapons striking the suspect."

Holst was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident. The female victim in this case suffered minor injuries. The Canyon County Critical Incident has been activated with Nampa Police as the lead agency. Both deputies involved will be placed on leave as is standard protocol in these incidents.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and Nampa Police Department held press conference at 5:45 p.m. Sunday in front of the Caldwell Police Department. 6 On Your Side livestreamed the press conference on Facebook.