Suspect who shot at Payette County deputy dies at hospital

Suspect who shot at Payette County deputy dies at hospital »Play Video

PAYETTE, Idaho (KBOI) -- The suspect accused of shooting a Payette County Sheriff's deputy Thursday afternoon has died from his injuries, Idaho State Police says.

ISP says Jose Rodriguez-Moncada, 24, of Fruitland died last night at St. Alphonsus.

ISP spokeswoman Teresa Baker says a Payette County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot in the leg during the incident. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

The incident began when Payette County Sheriff's Office Corporal Jason Jones spotted a blue Jaguar that matched the description of a car that was involved in an incident where shots were fired near an elementary school in Ontario.

ISP says before back up could arrive at the Maverick gas station, Rodriguez-Moncada pulled out a handgun from the vehicle and began shooting at Jones.

Payette Primary School, which is two blocks from the Maverik, went on lockdown for about 10-15 minutes during the incident.

Ontario Police Chief Mark Alexander says the man, who was driving a blue passenger vehicle next to May Roberts Grade School, fired a single shot into the air from a handgun.

A witness called police and gave them a description of the vehicle and a license plate number, and surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified.