Arrow-right Camera
News >  Idaho

Meridian officer shoots, kills man who pulled out handgun

UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Meridian police officer shot and killed a man who said he wasn’t going back to jail and pulled a handgun from his waistband.

Meridian police said officers at about 12:20 p.m. Saturday responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife.

Police said officers found blood at the front door and interviewed a victim who said the suspect was tearing up the house and grabbing knives.

Police said the officers located the man in the backyard and attempted to negotiate with him but he pulled out the handgun and was shot by one of the officers.

The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities are investigating. The man’s name hasn’t been released.


Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day's top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter

There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com

You have been successfully subscribed!


Top stories in Idaho

More Idaho women start businesses. Fewer work part-time. But men are still paid more

new  The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise in Idaho. Women’s wages are increasing at a faster rate than men’s are, and state labor officials say women are entering the workforce in droves. At the same time, census data released last week shows that Idaho still has one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country.