BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a woman who threatened law enforcement officers with a weapon in south-central Idaho has died after officers opened fire.
The Ada County Coroner’s Office in a news release Thursday says 53-year-old Kerry Lee Nield died at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in a Boise hospital due to gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
Authorities say Gooding County Sheriff’s deputies and police with the city of Gooding responded Tuesday to a domestic dispute and found Nield standing in the road holding a rifle.
Twin Falls Police Department Lt. Terry Thueson says several officers opened fire when Nield behaved in a threatening manner.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Debunking 5 viral rumors about Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser
- GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony WATCH
- Patti Davis: Why I don't recall all the details of my sexual assault
- Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter
- In 1992, Cory Booker admitted to groping a high school classmate and issued a call for sexual respect
Thueson declined to say whether Nield fired any shots.
Twin Falls police are leading the investigation as part of the Critical Incident Task Force.