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Idaho deputy hospitalized after shooting, manhunt underway

An Ada County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded during a traffic stop Saturday evening in Boise.

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An Ada County sheriff’s deputy was shot and injured during a traffic stop on the Boise Bench Saturday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a manhunt is underway for the suspect.

Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, the unidentified deputy stopped a vehicle near Overland Road and North Raymond Street when a person in the vehicle shot the deputy “at some point” during the stop, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. .

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A nearby citizen witnessed the shooting, called 911 and performed CPR on the deputy, who was then taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, the Sheriff’s Office said. The deputy’s condition was not released.

Lauren Montague, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, told the Idaho Statesman by phone that the deputy was alone during the traffic stop.

A Statesman reporter observed dozens of law enforcement vehicles, including those of the Boise Police Department, near the intersection of West Overland Road and South Roosevelt Street.

The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, is considered “armed and dangerous,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. Police have located the suspect’s vehicle and an active search is underway.

“We ask residents to lock their doors and call 911 if they see anything suspicious,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

While en route to aid the injured deputy, another Ada County deputy was involved in a two-vehicle crash with a utility pole near South Meridian and East Amity roads, the release said. That deputy was also transported to Saint Al’s and their condition was not released.

Montague declined to say whether anyone else was injured in the crash and said she will update the public once the Sheriff’s Office has more information.

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