Prosecutor clears state detectives in Pocatello shooting

March 7, 2018

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A county prosecutor has cleared three Idaho State Police detectives of wrongdoing in a March 2017 shooting of a woman in southeast Idaho.

The Idaho State Journal reports Minidoka County Prosecutor Lance Stevenson cleared the detectives Tuesday after conducting an investigation into the shooting of 21-year-old Shaylee Williamson, who survived the encounter in Pocatello.

State police say Williamson was a passenger in the vehicle that 25-year-old Rocco Chacon was driving. Chacon, who was wanted on felony warrants, was attempting to flee from police and hit a detective with the car.

State police say the detectives then opened fire on the vehicle, striking Williamson by accident.

Chacon was arrested on multiple felony charges. Williamson was not charged.


Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com

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