More Details In The ISP Trooper Shooting
Struggle Over Trooper's Firearm
BOISE, ID – More information is coming out about the shooting that happened in Boise by an Idaho State Police Trooper. An ISP report says the Trooper shot Christopher Williams during a physical altercation after two minutes of struggling over the Trooper’s firearm. It happened at about 3:30 pm on Monday.
The Trooper originally tried to stop Williams for traffic violations at the intersection of Waltman Lane and Meridian Road. The report says when the Trooper approached Williams’ motorcycle on foot, Williams sped away. The Trooper got back on his motorcycle and pursued Williams to the end of the street. During the second attempt to make contact, that’s when the altercation happened.
Preliminary evidence indicates the Trooper fired several shots, striking Williams in the torso. The Trooper started life-saving measures immediately and continued until paramedics took over. The suspect was later pronounced dead.
The Trooper's body camera footage is being reviewed. The investigation is still going.