Officials ID suspect shot by police as Idaho Falls man
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Officials have identified the man shot and wounded by law enforcement officers in Pocatello Monday evening as a 29-year-old Trevor Alan Vanhorn of Idaho Falls.
The Idaho State Journal reports Vanhorn remained in critical condition at a hospital on Wednesday but authorities say he is expected to survive.
Authorities say the shooting occurred after federal, state and local law enforcement agencies carried out a drug enforcement operation at a Pocatello hotel.
The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, later identified as Vanhorn, fled the scene and fired shots at officers as he attempted to get away. The chase eventually reached the parking lot of a Sizzler restaurant, where the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said several law enforcement officers opened fire on the man, shooting him and taking him into custody.
Officials say no one was injured by the suspect’s gunfire. The shooting remains under investigation by a regional task force.