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Idaho police identify man killed in police chase, shooting

Idaho authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police after a high-speed chase.

Police identified the suspect Thursday as 28-year-old David Bamber Jr. of Pleasanton, Calif.

The Twin Falls Police Department says Bamber was wanted for burglary and firearm possession charges by California authorities and was a suspect in two kidnappings in Nevada.

Authorities say the chase began Tuesday when an Ada County deputy attempted a traffic stop on Interstate 84 before officers from multiple county and state agencies found and pursued the vehicle 30 minutes later.

Authorities say during the pursuit Bamber stole a pickup truck at gunpoint and continued to evade law enforcement traveling south from Bliss.

Authorities say pursuing officers open fired ending the chase at a dairy near Wendell.

An investigation is underway.

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