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Colorado Residents Now Stable Following Shooting Near Bliss

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The condition of the woman who was shot by a police officer February 2 in Bliss has been upgraded to Stable. Hollee R. Johnston, 39 shot her male passenger, Ronald Walter Rice, 40 in front of Deputies. She then pointed the weapon toward deputies. All of this followed a car chase that started in Mountain Home when police attempted to pull her over because of no headlights. That chase ended in Bliss where the shootings occurred. At first both were listed in critical condition at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise when they were transported. Now, both are listed in stable condition. At this time, Sheriff Shaun Gough said charges of assault and possible drug charges are pending against the woman. Johnston has an officer guarding her while Rice has no guard.

The Twin Falls County Prosecutors office is currently investigating the officer involved shooting to determine if the officer followed protocol. There were no other people injured in the shootings.
The investigation continues as to why Johnston shot Rice.


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