Two Boise Police officers cleared in North End shooting

Two Boise Police officers cleared in North End shooting

Dorian Willes, 30, of Boise.

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 4:58 PM

BOISE -- Two Boise Police officers who fired 20 shots at a man during a standoff at a North End apartment complext last June were cleared of any wrongdoing Monday.

Twin Falls Prosecutor Grant Loebs announced today that no criminal charges will be filed against officers Norman Carter and Jason Bruner.

Carter and Bruner shot Dorian Willes, 30, during a confrontation at the Someret Apartment Complex in Boise on June 5, 2008.

"I have thoroughly examined the investigation completed by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force and have met with the officers investigating these events. I have concluded that the Boise City Officers involved in this incident committed no offenses when they discharged their weapons, injuring Mr. Willes," Loebs said.

Willes was shot after screaming at police that he had a gun and pointing what appeared to be a handgun at officers. He was just a few feet away from officers when shots rang out. It was later learned the weapon was a soldering gun.

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The incident occurred while police were making an arrest for suspected drug activity.

Willes ran into an apartment and police gave chase. He kicked out walls and ceilings, and was shot after lunging at officers from beneath a pile of plywood after failing to compy with their orders to surrender.

Willes was hospitalized for more than two months.

Ada County prosecutors still have not charged Willes because of his physical state. The case is still being reviewed.

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