Melba man shot by officers remains hospitalized

BOISE -- A 72-year-old man who was shot by police after officers say he pointed a handgun at them is continuing to receive treatment at a local hospital.

The Melba resident was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds Thursday night. His injuries are not life-threatening, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

The man was shot after he led police on a chase south of Kuna Thursday evening. The pursuit ended when officers used a PIT maneuver to force his vehicle to a stop.

MOREMelba man, 72, shot by Kuna Police

It was at that point the man pulled a gun on the officers, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office. It's not clear whether he shot any rounds before Kuna Police officers Wes Bunnell, Vishal Sahni, and Nolan Zorn opened fire, hitting him.

Sheriff's office spokesman Patrick Orr said the injured man will be criminally charged and his name released as soon as he is well enough to leave the hospital. It is unclear when he will be released.

The incident was the first of three officer-involved shootings in the Treasure Valley in a 24-hour period. It is currently being investigated by the the Critical Incident Task Force.

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