No Charges To Be Filed Against Police Who Shot Suspect In Eastern Idaho
Bannock County, Idaho - ( KIFI-TV) - No charges will be filed in the death of a confessed killer who was shot by deputies in January.
The Bannock County Sheriff's Office said Boede Paul told detectives that he had killed his girlfriend, Angelea "Leah" Schultz, a mother of two. He also told police where he had buried her.
Deputies spent hours Jan. 16 trying to talk Paul out of his pickup in the area near Reservation and Philbin roads, and he left the vehicle several times, but finally exited it with a gun and shot at officers. Nine returned fire -- eight from Bannock and one from Bingham County -- and Paul was killed.
The investigation into the standoff was headed by Sgt. Nathan Diekemper of the Pocatello Police Department. Investigators submitted a report to the Twin Falls Prosecutor's Office for its determination as to whether there should be any criminal charges filed in the shooting, said Twin Falls Prosecutor Stephen F. Herzog in a news release.
Twin Falls County was reviewing the officer-involved shooting as part of an established protocol between Bannock and Twin Falls counties.
In a news conference in January, Bannock Sheriff Lorin Nielson had said officers do not enjoy it when they have to shoot the suspect.
"We don't become police officers to kill people. We become police officers to protect people," he said.
More details on the investigation will be released in a news conference Friday.