Monday, November 14, 2011

Officer Involved Shooting

FBI Salt Lake City Division
For Immediate Release
November 14, 2011

Debbie Dujanovic Bertram
FBI Public Affairs Specialist
(801) 579-4735 � Office

The FBI Salt Lake City Division and the Idaho State Police are conducting a joint investigation of a shooting that involved Nez Perce Tribal Police Department officers. The incident occurred Saturday night, November 12, 2011 on U.S. Highway 95 in Lewis County, Idaho. Jeffery Allen Flinn, a 46-year old resident of Lewiston, Idaho, was shot at the conclusion of a vehicle pursuit and died at the scene. Deputies from Nez Perce County Sheriff�s Department, Lewis County Sheriff�s Office, and an Idaho State Police trooper were involved in the pursuit at various points. None of the involved law enforcement officers was injured in the incident.

Because the incident occurred within the confines of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, the matter will be reviewed by the United States Attorney�s Office for the District of Idaho. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information can be released at this time.