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Prosecutor clears police in deadly shooting near Rexburg Walgreens

Madison County Prosecutor Sid Brown has determined there was no negligent action by law enforcement officers involved in the shooting death of a man after a robbery in Rexburg in January.

Daryl Kurt Myler, 41, of Driggs, was shot after an armed robbery at Walgreens on Main Street around 5 p.m. Jan. 24.

Officers from the Rexburg Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office found and confronted Myler at the KeyBank drive-through on Main Street.

Myler would not comply with officers’ commands, Brown said.

Officers told Myler he was under arrest and ordered him to stop and show his hands. He pulled a 9 mm pistol from his jacket and moved to a shooting stance.

Brown said officers believed Myler was an immediate danger to the public and the officers themselves.

Myler, Rexburg police officers and a Madison County sheriff’s deputy fired shots.

Myler fell to the ground. Officers handcuffed him and began emergency medical care. He was transported to Madison Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead in the emergency room around 5:45 p.m.

No officers were hurt in the gunfire.

Brown said the officers were clearly identifiable as police and were justified using deadly force to stop Myler. He said Myler could have avoided the incident reaching that level by complying with the officers’ lawful commands.

The investigation was led by the Idaho State Police with assistance from investigators from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Falls Police Department.

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