UPDATE: Police: Knife found in area were Boise officer shot man

Image courtesy KBOI/Boise Police say officers responded to a call at S. Wild Phlox Way regarding a man with a gun.
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BOISE, Idaho (AP/KBOI) — UPDATE: 1/2, 9:52 a.m.
Authorities say police found a knife near where a Boise police officer shot a 57-year-old man who advanced while refusing to show his hands.

The Boise Police Department in a news release says the man shot by an officer Monday morning was also suffering from what appeared to be previously inflicted knife wounds.

Police responded at 7:15 a.m. to a residence following reports of a man with a gun who might be suicidal.

Police say the man came out near the home with at least one hand behind his back.

Police say a six-year veteran of the Boise Police Department opened fire when the man didn't obey commands.

Police treated the man, and he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

His name hasn't been released.

UPDATE 1/1, 5 p.m.
A Boise police officer shot and wounded a male suspect who didn't follow officers' commands and continued to approach them, Boise Police said Monday.

Officers responded around 7 a.m. Monday to a call about a man with a gun at a home.

The officers arrived and made contact with the man, who didn't respond to officers' command, police said. At some point during the confrontation, "an officer was forced to fire his duty weapon," Boise Police said in a news release.

Officers immediately provided first aid until paramedics arrived, police said. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital. His condition wasn't immediately available.

No officers were hurt.

"There's still far more questions than answers right now," Boise Police Deputy Chief Eugene Smith told reporters at a news briefing.

Smith said investigators have officers' body camera video of the incident and will review that as part of the investigation.

A multi-agency Ada County task force is investigating the shooting with Garden City Police taking the lead.

INITIAL STORY:
An officer-involved shooting happened at 7:30 this morning in Boise.

Boise Police say officers responded to a call at S. Wild Phlox Way regarding a man with a gun.

A suspect has been taken to the hospital by ambulance.

No officers have been injured.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.




 
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