POCATELLO, Idaho -- The FBI is investigating what happened when a Bannock County deputy shot a man on the Fort Hall Reservation after a police chase last week.
The Idaho State Journal reports that officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they welcome the probe and want to be sure that everyone, including law enforcement officers, is held to the rule of law. Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen echoed that sentiment, saying his agency will rely on the FBI's findings.
Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Deane Toane was shot by a Bannock County deputy late on the night of Nov. 27 after the sheriff's department said he led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase. Toane survived but required surgery on his jaw and neck. He has since been charged with eluding and aggravated battery.