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GOODING — The woman shot Tuesday by police in Gooding County was 53-year-old Kerry Lee Nield, Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens said in a statement Thursday.

Nield was pronounced dead at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise after being flown there.

“The cause of death is a perforating gunshot wound of the abdomen,” the statement said.

Gooding police and sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call near 1900 S. 2200 E. shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, where they found a woman armed with a rifle standing in the road.

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After talking with the woman for several minutes, officers fired their weapons, injuring the woman. She was taken to North Canyon Medical Center, then transferred to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. No officers were injured.

To avoid a conflict of interest, the incident is under investigation by the Critical Incident Task Force led by the Twin Falls Police Department. Lt. Terry Thueson said the police department is not releasing any information at this time.


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