BOISE - A 57-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by police in a Boise neighborhood this morning.
Multiple officers responded at 7:15 a.m. to a report of a man with a gun on S. Wild Phlox Way.
According to police dispatch, the man was suicidal.
When officers arrived at the home it was still dark outside. The man approached police with at least one hand behind his back. An officer repeatedly asked the man to show his hands, but he failed to comply and advanced toward officers.
Boise Police Officer A. Nielsen fired his weapon, striking the man. He was treated on scene and then taken to a local hospital. A knife was also recovered at the scene. Preliminary evidence shows what appeared to be previously inflicted knife wounds.
At last word, the man was in critical condition. His name has not been released.
Man shot by officers on Wild Phlox Way
No officers were injured.
Officer Nielsen is a six-year veteran with the Boise Police Department and has 12 years of law enforcement experience.
This case has been turned over to the Critical Incident Task Force, led by Garden City Police, for investigation. Critical incident investigations typically take several months.
Boise Police believe there is body camera footage of the incident and say it's being reviewed by investigators.