BOISE, Idaho -- Three deputies and a police officer shot and wounded a southwestern Idaho man after they say he pointed a gun at police Saturday morning.
The Ada County Sheriff's Office says the 41-year-old Kuna man was taken to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where health officials said he is expected to survive.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Andrea Dearden says three deputies with the sheriff's office and a Boise police officer have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force.
Dearden says police received a call at 12:20 a.m. Saturday when a man reportedly threatened his relative with a gun at a home in Kuna. The man then fled the area in a Nissan pick-up truck, police said.
Meridian Police used a spike strip at around 3 a.m., which stopped the man's truck at Cloverdale and Barker. They said the man got out of his pick-up and pointed a gun at nearby officers.
All four law enforcement officers on scene (the deputies and Boise Police officer) fired their guns at the man, the Ada Sheriff's Department said. The department opened a multi-agency investigation into the incident to find out how many shots were fired and to determine if the officer's actions were justified.