On Tuesday January 16, 2018, at approximately 4:39 P.M., Gooding City Police Officers along with Gooding County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of 1900 South 2200 East regarding a domestic disturbance. When authorities arrived on scene, they found an adult female armed with a rifle standing in the roadway.
Gooding City Police Officers and Gooding County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted the woman. After several minutes of dialogue with the woman, law enforcement officers fired their weapons, wounding the female. The female was taken to North Canyon Medical Center, and later transferred to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. The woman passed away as a result of her injuries at approximately 5:00 A.M. on January 17, 2018. No officers or deputies were injured during this event.
The Magic Valley Critical Incident Task Force (CITF) responded and the event is currently under investigation. At this time, the names of those involved are not being released. The Twin Falls City Police Department was assigned as the lead investigating agency. Any further inquiries into this matter should be directed to Lieutenant Terry Thueson of the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-7206.
Lieutenant Terry Thueson said, “These types of investigations take time to conduct. There were multiple officers and deputies on scene that all need to be interviewed, potential witnesses that must be interviewed, forensic evidence to retrieve and evaluate, lab results that take time to return, and video footage from body cameras and dash cameras that must be reviewed. We greatly appreciate the patience of the communities involved while we work through this investigation.”