LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Police in Lewiston have released the name of a 69-year-old man who was shot by law enforcement officers after a bank robbery.
David L. Payton of Clarkston, Wash., is hospitalized in critical condition in Seattle.
Officers investigating the robbery of a US Bank branch Thursday morning found Payton walking nearby about 15 minutes after the robbery.
Capt. Tom Greene says when officers approached, the suspect pointed a gun at them and he was shot multiple times. He underwent surgery at a Lewiston hospital and was flown to Harborview Medical Center Thursday night.
Greene says the suspect pointed the gun at the teller and made off with a “fair amount” of cash. Payton has no significant prior criminal record.
The officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave