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BOISE -- A man who exchanged gunfire with a Payette County Sheriff's deputy at a Maverik convenience store in Payette Thursday afternoon has died after being shot in the chest.

Jose Rodriquez-Moncada, 24, of Fruitland shot Cpl. Jason Jones in the leg before he was shot twice in the abdomen. Rodriquez-Moncada was was air-lifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where he succumbed to his injuries Thursday night.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Jones was taken by air ambulance to the same hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound below his knee, but police say he's OK.

He's been released from the hospital, and he's resting comfortably, Idaho State Police Capt. Bill Gardiner said.

ISPis continuing to piece together the shooting, which erupted at the Maverik Country Store at 275 N. 16th Street in Payette.

The series of events leading up to the gunfight started after Ontario Police got a report that the driver of a blue car fired a single shot from a handgun into the air near May Robert Grade School at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday.

Ontario Police say the driver didn't point the gun at anyone. They also say that students at May Roberts School were not in danger, and the school did not go into a lockdown. .

Jones spotted Rodriquez-Moncada's blue Jaguar at the gas station about 20 minutes later after a witness at the school gave police a description of the car and its license plate number. Jones immediately called for backup.

But Rodriquez-Moncada opened fire as soon as Jones told him to get out of the car, and the two exchanged more than a dozen shots, police say.

Witnesses at the busy gas station reported hearing multiple shots fired over 10 to 15 seconds, and Gardiner said several very narrowly escaped injury.

There were a couple of instances where stray bullets were flying around, and people felt them go by, he said. They were just a few feet away from taking a round or two.

But no one else was hurt, including a 6-year-old boy who was in Rodriquez-Moncada's car during the gunfight.

Witnesses said they saw an officer carry a child away from from the scene. Police have said the shot Rodriquez-Moncada fired earlier in Ontario may have had something to do with the suspect picking the child up from school.

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