UPDATE: Coroner identifies Gooding woman shot by officers
Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens identified Kerry Lee Nield, 53, as the woman shot during an officer-involved shooting in Gooding County.
Nield was pronounced dead at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise after being flown there via air ambulance. According to a news release, the cause of death is a “perforating gunshot wound of the abdomen.”
The incident took place Tuesday evening near 1900 South 2200 East, a few miles east of Gooding.
According to a news release, when officers arrived, they found a female with a rifle standing in the roadway. After talking for several minutes with Neild, officers fired shots at her. No officers were injured during the event.
A woman died of her injuries Wednesday morning after being shot by law enforcement on Tuesday night.
The Gooding Police officers along with the Gooding County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance at 1900 South 2200 East, a few miles east of Gooding.
According to a news release, when officers arrived, they found a female with a rifle standing in the roadway. After talking to the woman, it led too officers firing shots at the her and wounding her. No officers were injured during the event.
The woman was taken to North Canyon Medical Center and then transferred to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where she later died from her wounds.
The Magic Valley Critical Incident Task Force took over the investigation, which is being led by the Twin Falls Police Department. TFPD Lt. Terry Thueson said the investigation will include interviewing potential witnesses and the officers who where there at the time of the scene.
"We also have forensic evidence that needs to be identified, gathered, and evaluated. We have lab results, that always takes time to get return for analysis," Thueson said." We have potential body camera footage as well as dash cam footage that has to be reviewed,"he said.
At this time no names have been released.
Reveca Villagomez who travels frequently to Gooding was shocked to hear about the shooting.
"I just thought it was something that would never happen," she said. "Gooding is actually a quiet town. It's really nice."
Law enforcement investigates an officer-involved shooting Tuesday evening east of Gooding.
Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough said deputies responded to a domestic call.
He said when officers arrived the suspect was in the road with a rifle. After ignoring several commands to put down the rifle, officers fired shots.
Gough said the suspect was shot and alive when flown to Boise for medical treatment. No other information was given to the media.
Tuesday evening it was unclear the condition of the suspect who was shot.
The Twin Falls Police Department is taking lead in the investigation as part of the Critical Incident Task Force.
The task force is made up of representatives from multiple Magic Valley law enforcement agencies.