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Police release information regarding Blackfoot shooting where deputy was shot

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 3:10 p.m. The Bingham County Dispatch center put out a call of a hit-and-run driver who had struck a vehicle and left Wednesday at 7:50 a.m. 

At 7:58 a.m., a Blackfoot Police officer found the vehicle and was involved in a short low speed pursuit. 

The suspect vehicle crashed and three people ran from the vehicle. 

One of the occupants was contacted by law enforcement, and at that time, the suspect shot a Bingham County detective. 

The detective was was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

After the detective was hit, one of the three suspects’ body was found at the scene of the shooting, and a second suspect is in custody. 

The third suspect has been identified. At this time, police are not releasing any further information.  

The investigation is being conducted by the North Critical Incident Team with Idaho Falls Police being the lead agency.

Any one who may have information about this incident, call the Bingham County Dispatch center at 208-785-1234.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Blackfoot Police report they have two male suspects in custody.

If you have any information on the female suspect, police ask you contact them.

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. The Blackfoot Police Department is looking for information connected to a shooting that occurred around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Police have confirmed a Bingham Sheriff's deputy was shot, and he is expected to be ok.

Police said the shooting has resulted in two schools with summer sessions being locked down.

The suspects are believed to be in the area of SE Main St, Shilling Ave and University between Judicial and Walker.

The suspects have been described as a small framed Hispanic or Native American male with a black shirt and a Hispanic or Native American female with a dark colored shirt.

If you have any information or have seen these individuals please contact the Dispatch Center at 208-785-1234.

ORIGINAL: Idaho State Police, Blackfoot Police, the Bingham County Sheriff and crime scene investigators are on scene of an incident at a house on Shilling Ave. between Rich Street and Willis Street.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots around 8:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Police have the area blocked off.

An ambulance is also on scene.

Police have not released much information as they are still in the early stages of an investigation.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more details are released.

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