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S. Idaho woman dies after officer-involved shooting

WENDELL, Idaho (AP) - UPDATE 1/18/18: Authorities say a woman who threatened law enforcement officers with a weapon in south-central Idaho has died after officers opened fire.
 
The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Thursday says 53-year-old Kerry Lee Nield died at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in a Boise hospital due to gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
 
Authorities say Gooding County Sheriff's deputies and police with the city of Gooding responded Tuesday to a domestic dispute and found Nield standing in the road holding a rifle.
 
Twin Falls Police Department Lt. Terry Thueson says several officers opened fire when Nield behaved in a threatening manner.
 
Thueson declined to say whether Nield fired any shots.
 
Twin Falls police are leading the investigation as part of the Critical Incident Task Force. 

 

ORIGINAL 1/17/18:

South-central Idaho authorities say a woman was shot after she pointed a rifle at sheriff's deputies in Wendell.
 
Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough says deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to a domestic dispute and found a woman standing in the road holding a rifle.
 
Gough says the women pointed the rifle at deputies and ignored commands to put the rifle down. Gough says shots were fired.
 
The sheriff has released few details.
 
He says the woman was alive when transported to a medical facility.
 
Her name hasn't been released.
 
The Twin Falls Police Department is leading the investigation as part of the Critical Incident Task Force.


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