Caldwell man critically injured in officer-involved shooting

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A Caldwell man who reportedly fired a shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired a shot at a passing vehicle was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting, police said.

Caldwell Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police said Shane Farwell began shooting at them. Officers returned fire, hitting Farwell. He was hospitalized in Boise in critical condition.

Officers learned Farwell had an argument with his wife earlier in the evening and had fired a gun at her as she was leaving the residence, but did not hit her. That incident was reported to police at about 7:45 p.m., but officers were unable to locate a suspect.

Neighbors said Farwell later forced his way into their house and held them at gunpoint before firing a shot at a passing vehicle. A woman inside the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

It was about that time that police responded to the second report of gunfire.

Four Caldwell officers will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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