Friday, May 9, 2014

Idaho State Police Release Names of Deputy and Suspect Involved in Payette Shooting

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Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 5/9/14 at 10:043 a.m.

MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police detectives continue to investigate a shooting involving a Payette County Sheriff's deputy that occurred Thursday afternoon at a Maverik convenience store in Payette.

At approximately 2:31 p.m., Payette County Sheriff's Office Corporal Jason Jones spotted a Blue Jaguar with Payette county license plates that matched the description of a car that involved in an incident where shots were fired near an elementary school in Ontario, Oregon. Cpl. Jones called for backup and pulled in behind the vehicle at a gas pump. Cpl. Jones gave verbal commands to the driver to exit the vehicle. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the vehicle got out of the vehicle, but failed to obey further commands. The driver then reached into the vehicle, pulled out a handgun and began shooting at Cpl. Jones. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Jose Rodriquez-Moncada, 24 of Fruitland.

A gunfight ensued wherein multiple shots were fired by both the suspect and the deputy. Cpl. Jones was struck once in the lower leg and Rodriquez-Moncada was hit twice. Two additional shots hit the Maverik store that was occupied by several people. Nobody else, including a young child that was in the vehicle with the suspect, was injured in the shooting.

Both Cpl. Jones and Rodriquez-Moncada were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise hospital. Cpl. Jones was treated and released and Rodriquez-Moncada succumbed to his injuries last night.

The Idaho State Police will continue the investigation. An autopsy will be performed on Rodriquez-Moncada today. Cpl. Jones has been placed on paid administrative and medical leave.