Man in police shootout upgraded to satisfactory condition

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.



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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A 28-year-old Idaho man who was injured in a shootout with police has been upgraded to satisfactory condition.

Joseph Case, of Lewiston, was shot Saturday in a brief gunfight with Nez Perce County sheriff's deputies.

Nez Perce County Chief Deputy Scot Gleason said Monday that one deputy returned fire after Case shot at deputies, The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1RR8RRL ). The names of the officers involved have not been released.

"We'll do a full disclosure once everything is concluded," Gleason said. "They're still gathering evidence and looking at videos and all that stuff."

Case was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant when they tried to pull him over. Case led officers on a chase that was discontinued over safety concerns.

Deputies spotted the vehicle again and pursued it until it parked behind a business, where they said Case got out and started shooting.

"He wasn't eluding, he was just playing cat and mouse," said Sgt. Rick Fuentes with the Lewiston Police Department. "Eventually, it came to a stop up at the Moneysaver. He was trying to get back home, I think, and we were going to contact him and arrest him."

Fuentes said he couldn't provide more details, citing the ongoing investigation.

Cody Case, brother of the wounded suspect, said Joseph Case was shot near one of his knees, in the upper leg or torso, in the arm and in the buttocks. He underwent surgery Monday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.

Gleason said an independent Idaho State Police investigation of the shooting should wrap up by the end of the week.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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