Deputy shot twice while searching for stolen motorcycle
Suspect located several hours later in a corn field
STAR, Idaho (CBS2) — An Ada County Sheriff deputy was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning.
The suspect, who was on the run for several hours, is now in custody after he was found in a corn field.
Ada County Sheriff Steve Bartlett says the deputy was shot two times during the incident and is currently undergoing surgery at St. Alphonsus hospital. He's now in stable condition.
The incident occurred in the Highway 16 and Beacon Light area near Star at about 7:30 a.m. The suspect, who has not been identified, apparently stole a motorcycle in a Canyon County burglary near Highway 20/26.
"This individual tried to kill one of my deputies," Bartlett said, when asked about possible charges.
Two guns and a backpack were recovered at the scene.
Boise Police is now the lead agency investigating the officer-involved shooting.
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