FRUITLAND - A man shot by a Fruitland police officer overnight is in stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries, Idaho State Police say.
Police say David Michael Grant was shot after leading law enforcement on a car chase late Monday night. A Payette Police officer tried to pull the man over for a traffic violation at 11:45 p.m., but the driver did not stop, police say.
Grant, a 46-year-old white man from Harrison, Idaho, headed toward Fruitland. Officers used spike strips to deflate one of the suspect's tires, but the car did not stop.
Police say Grant drove up the the Exit 3 westbound off ramp going the wrong direction, then swerved into the guardrail, turned the car around and accelerated up the ramp towards the officers.
An officer with the Fruitland Police Department got out of his car and gave commands to the driver, which he disobeyed, according to Idaho State Police. The Fruitland officer then opened fire, striking Grant three times in the chest.
Police have not said whether the man had a weapon or exchanged any gunfire with the officer.
Idaho State Police say Grant was taken by air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus in Boise, where he is listed in stable condition.
Idaho State Police is investigating the incident.
Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff said his office will cooperate with the investigation.
"This is a very serious situation and I can assure the citizens of the City of Fruitland and Payette County that we will work closely with the Idaho State Police to ensure a thorough and complete investigation is conducted," he said in a statement.
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