SHOSHONE — A Hollister man was shot by a Shoshone Police officer early Tuesday morning, Idaho State Police say.

The unnamed officer had stopped Jesus J. Malagon, 30, for a traffic infraction within the city limits at about 1 a.m. when Malagon drove away, ISP spokesman Tim Marsano said in a statement.

The officer pursued Malagon, who crashed his vehicle near 580 North and 450 West in Lincoln County. Malagon fired shots at the officer, who returned fire, hitting Malagon with at least one round, Marsano said.

Malagon was flown to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

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The officer was not injured and is on administrative leave. The Critical Incident Task Force, led by the ISP, is investigating.


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