Twin Falls police places 7 officers on leave after shooting

Twin Falls police places 7 officers on leave after shooting
Randy Holler
BOISE - The Twin Falls Police Department has identified four officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man at a motel in south-central Idaho.

In a statement Thursday, the department says police officers Tim Arredondo, Dave Frick, Nathan Silvester and detective Dan Clements are on administrative leave while Idaho State Police investigate.

The officers went to the Dunes Motel on Tuesday night after getting a report of a stolen van. Twin Falls police Capt. Matthew Hicks says the officers attempted to confront Randy Holler Jr. when gunfire erupted and he was killed.

The department says three other police officers were present at the shooting, but not involved. They have also been placed on administrative leave.

The city's last officer-involved shooting was on June 30, 2007, when officers shot and killed Logan Brizzee, 19, a suspected shoplifter who drew a loaded gun on two officers at WinCo Foods. Officers Ben Mittelstadt and Steve Benkula acted within the law, said Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower, who investigated the incident.