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ISP: Suspect killed in trooper-involved shooting

November 20, 2018

MERIDIAN — An Idaho State Police trooper fatally shot a suspect in Meridian Monday afternoon who had evaded a traffic stop, according to state police.

Police have not identified the suspect.

At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, a state trooper tried to make a traffic stop near the intersection of Meridian Road and West Waltman Lane. The driver fled, and the trooper pursued him to the end of Waltman, a dead-end street, according to ISP.

At the end of Waltman, the suspect and trooper got into a physical altercation, which ended when the trooper discharged his duty weapon, according to ISP. Although the trooper attempted to perform lifesaving measures, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting is under investigation by the Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Boise Police Department.

Traffic was congested along Meridian Road, just north of Interstate 84, throughout the afternoon and evening as first responders blocked off Waltman Lane.

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