One man is dead after a routine traffic stop in Southern Idaho turned into a shootout with police.

REPORT: 1 Dead After Officer Involved Shooting in Southern Idaho

The Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Task Force is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Idaho Falls Monday Morning. A little after 1 AM, an Idaho State Police trooper pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. Idaho Falls Police were called to assist with the incident and were advised that a 34-year-old male passenger in the vehicle had fired a gun at them and then ran from the car.

From the police report:

  • The trooper and arriving IFPD officers chased the man on foot. At this time, it is believed that the ISP trooper and two IFPD officers exchanged gunfire with the man during the incident which concluded in the area of the car dealership on the corner of Pancheri Drive and Yellowstone Highway. The exact dynamics of the incident remain under investigation.
  • After the incident, law enforcement provided the man with emergency medical aid. EMS from Idaho Falls Fire responded to assist as well, but the man died at the scene. The man's name will not be released at this time to allow for proper notification of next of kin and necessary investigative procedures.

Police will release more information at a later time, when appropriate. Until then the incident is being investigated by a Critical Incident Task Force comprised of members from the local law enforcement working with the Prosecutor’s Office.

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The 34-year-old passenger is dead and no law enforcement officers were injured.

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