Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy in Critical Condition After Being Shot Twice By Suspect In Idaho

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In Idaho an Eagle Police officer was shot twice during a short chase on Monday morning.

An Eagle police officer was responding to a call about a stolen motorcycle around 7:30 am on Monday when he located the suspect, Matthew Kelly, near the intersection of Highway 16 and Beacon Light Road.

The officer attempted to pullover Kelly and he refused. Kelly then led the officer on a short chase. He eventually stopped the motorcycle due to it malfunctioning.

When the officer tried to confront Kelly, he fired multiple shots at the officer with a handgun. The officer was hit twice.

A Star police officer found the officer shot on the ground and used a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding. The officer was then transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

The officer was in stable condition prior to going into surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Police spent about 90 minutes trying to find Kelly and eventually apprehended him in a cornfield and took him into custody. He is facing multiple felony charges.

The name of the officer who was shot during the incident has not been released.

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