PRESTON — Authorities have confirmed a man shot by police in this Southeast Idaho city after pulling a knife on them Tuesday night outside of Stokes Marketplace has died.
Police were called to the supermarket at about 8:30 p.m. in response to a report of a suspicious person at the store.
According to witnesses, the man was escorted to the exterior of the store. He then reportedly pulled a knife on the officers, who shot him with a Taser. When the Taser didn’t stop him, police reportedly shot him. The man’s name has not been released.
The case is being investigated by the Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Team, with the Pocatello Police Department taking the lead. Local law enforcement agencies employ the critical incident team to investigate whenever an officer-involved shooting occurs in East Idaho.
Other agencies that responded to the scene were the Idaho State Police, Bannock County Sheriff’s Office and Chubbuck Police Department. They were on the scene investigating well into the night.
The team met at 9 a.m. Wednesday to report their findings and will soon issue a statement about their findings, according to a Pocatello detective.
Authorities are expected to release additional information about the shooting on Thursday.