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One man dead after officer shooting in Star

Ada County Sheriff confirmed on Wednesday that one man involved in the shooting is dead, and the case remains under investigation.

STAR, Idaho — The Star Police Department (SPD) held a briefing on the shooting that occurred Wednesday morning involving a Star Police officer. SPD Chief Zach Hessing led the briefing. 

Around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, SPD was notified of a man acting erratically and would not leave a family members home. 

After arriving on scene, SPD spoke with the man and saw that he had a gun. The man cooperated and left the family member's home. 

SPD was later notified that the gun the man had was reported stolen the night before and that the man was likely intoxicated. 

SPD began searching for the suspect and an officer found him around 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Star Mercantile on Main Street. The suspect had the gun and was uncooperative with the officer when the shooting occurred. The officer was not injured and began rendering first aid to the man.

The suspect eventually died on scene, according to SPD.

Chief Hessing said they could not disclose more details as the incident is currently under investigation by Ada Critical Incident Taskforce, led by Boise Police Department. 

Along with Star Police, the Ada County Sheriff's Office, Eagle Police and Eagle Fire Department responded to the incident.

This is the second police shooting to occur in in the last week, as the last shooting happened on June 9 in Meridian. Police said a man stole a car, ensuing a high speed chase, and then began an exchange of gunfire with police. 

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