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Update: Rocco Chacon Jr. files lawsuit against police in 2017 shooting, chase

UPDATE 3/29/19 10:51 a.m.: Rocco Chacon Jr. has filed a lawsuit against 17 people connected to this case, including seven Idaho State Police troopers.

In the filings, Chacon’s attorneys claim officers waited for him and his girlfriend to leave their home before boxing them in using all unmarked police cars.

His attorneys also claim none of the officers were in uniform when they drew their guns on him.

Chacon claims he sped-off since he had no idea he was being stopped by police officers, leading to a high-speed chase through Bannock County and ending with police shooting his girlfriend in the passenger seat.

In March 2018, the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office finished its investigation, saying ISP was justified in firing their guns.

You can read the lawsuit filing here:
Update 3/28/18 12:45 p.m. – Pocatello police have just released the name and photo of one of the suspects involved in Monday’s car chase and shooting that ended in one arrest.

Rocco Chacon Jr., 24 was arrested and booked into the Bannock County jail on Tuesday. The name and condition of the woman who was traveling in the car with him at the time of the incident has not yet been released.

It is still not clear yet as to how many shots were fired, or by whom, but we do know that Idaho State Police issued this statement today saying, ” Our troopers are trained to discharge their firearms only if they feel their lives are in danger.

Raquel Call lives at the home on the corner of Goldengate and Olympus Drive where the chase first started. She said she first thought it was just a car backfiring when she heard the shots, but looked out the window and saw the suspect’s car had knocked down her family’s fence.

She said her husband later went outside and found nine shell casings in the street and on the sidewalk outside.

At this time, Pocatello PD said this is still an active investigation and officers cannot release any new information at this time.

Update 3/17/18: Pocatello Police have issued a statement saying that two crime scenes they are investigating are tied together and part of a shooting and chase that occurred Monday afternoon.

According to the Police Report, at about 1:20 p.m. officers from Idaho State Police became involved in a vehicle pursuit in the area of Olympus Drive and Goldengate in Pocatello. Two suspects were in the vehicle and shots were fired as the suspects fled. The pursuit headed south on Olympus and east on Pocatello Creek Road and ended off the end of Pocatello Creek Road where the suspects were apprehended.

The suspects, a male and female, were taken by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

The Idaho State Police has requested the Pocatello Police to conduct the investigation. There were two active crime scenes and the investigation is still in progress.

No further information is being released by Pocatello Police at this time.

Original story 3/17/18: On recommendation of Pocatello Police, Highland High School and Gate City Elementary School were placed under ” controlled access ” for a short time Monday afternoon. The order was lifted after a few minutes without incident.

Pocatello Police are assisting the Idaho State Police in two crime scenes, one at Olympus and Golden Gate and another on Pocatello Creek Road. The nature of the incident has not been disclosed.

There are no active threats to the public.

No further information is yet available.

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