Police shoot gun-wielding man outside Nampa home

Credit: Adam Worthington / KTVB

Police shoot gun-wielding man outside Nampa home

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 10:00 PM

NAMPA -- An armed man was shot by officers responding to a call about a suicidal subject at a Nampa home Sunday night, police on scene tell KTVB.

Canyon County Sheriff's deputies were called to the home in a neighborhood off Airport Road and Brent Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. There was a disturbance inside and the man was tearing up things inside his house.

Police say when they arrived, family members came out of the home to talk to them and were followed by a man holding a rifle. Deputies told the man to drop the rifle, but he refused, and was subsequently shot by one of the officers, said Canyon County chief deputy Kieran Donahue.

The injured man then ran back inside the home after dropping his rifle. It is unclear if the man fired a shot from the rifle. SWAT team and crisis negotiator were called out and a perimeter was set up around the area.

Officers from eight local police departments responded to the scene including police from Homedale, Nampa, Caldwell and Idaho State Police.

Police say the man, who is in his 50s, eventually came to the door and surrendered. He was treated on scene and then taken to a local hospital for what police described as non-life threatening injuries. He has not yet been charged with a crime. Police are still waiting to interview the man, possibly sometime today.

No one else was injured during the incident. Officers found several weapons inside the home.

Per department policy, the deputy who fired the shots has been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation.

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