Suspect in five-hour Kuna standoff identified

Kuna standoff ends in self-inflicted gunshot.

KUNA - The Ada County Sheriff's Office said a five-hour long standoff ended Tuesday night in a Kuna neighborhood after a man shot himself.

The suspect was identified Wednesday as 19-year-old Ryan Lee of Meridian. Lee survived the shooting, and will be booked into the Ada County Jail on felony stalking charges as soon as he is well enough to leave the hospital. 

The standoff began after Kuna police got a 911 call that Lee had a gun and was trying to make contact with someone in violation of a protection order - and he was the subject of a felony stalking case that police were investigating. The stalking victim was the one who called 911.

When police got there, Lee was in his car with the gun and refused to surrender to police.

The crisis negotiation team was called, and neighbors were asked to shelter in place.

After several hours, police said, they brought in armored vehicles to pin the man's car in to prevent him from leaving the scene. Police say at that point, Lee shot himself in the torso or stomach. 

"There was a self-inflicted gunshot wound - to himself," Kuna police Chief Jon McDaniel said. "It does not look at this point like it is going to be life threatening. We did have paramedics on standby, right on scene. They were able to provide immediate attention to him. He's at the hospital right now."

None of the officers or deputies on scene fired their guns.

Police had asked residents in the neighborhood to shelter in place Tuesday afternoon as officers tried to resolve the situation. Officials announced that the standoff was over at around 7:40 p.m. 

Kuna police say the investigation is still underway. 

 

 

 

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