Idaho State Police fatally shot a suspect Saturday night during the course of a police chase on Northgate Mile near the downtown area. According to the Idaho State Police. Police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Northgate Mile and Lomax just before 11:45 pm. During the traffic stop, the male driver fled on foot and was pursued by state police. The pursuit ended with a physical altercation during which a state trooper fired one shot from his duty weapon. Officers quickly rendered first aid and the suspect was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was identified as 35-year old Jesse J. Quinton of Idaho Falls. The Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Task Force is now investigating this officer-involved shooting with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office as the lead investigative agency.
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