His name is Edar Hafen.  He's out of Melba, 72-years-old and was arrested Tuesday on three felony charges of assaulting officers. 

Hafen led officers on a wild goose chase from Canyon County into Ada County and it ended with Hafen pointing a gun at sheriff deputies.  That's when three different Ada County Sherifff Deputies opened fire.

 

Hafen was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and now has been transported to the Ada County Jail.  He's locked up on a $500,000 bond.  His court appearance for the three felonies plus a misdemeanor for eluding arrest is tommorow afternoon.

 

The whole incident started when one of Hafen's family members contacted the Canyon County sheriff's deputies concerned that Hafen may hurt himself.  Turns out he ended up trying to hurt others, including officers, which led to him getting shot.

 

Three deputies got out of their cars and told Hafen to get out, but he refused and pointed a handgun at them. The deputies fired, and Hafen dropped his gun out the window.

The deputies involved — Wes Bunnell, Vishal Sahni and Nolan Zorn — are among those assigned to serve as police for the city of Kuna, which has a contract with the Ada sheriff’s office. None of the three deputies were injured.

 

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