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Idaho man in critical condition after police shooting

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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - A Caldwell, Idaho, man who was shot by police has remained in a hospital in critical condition since Saturday as an investigation continues.

Caldwell Police Department officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire about 30 miles west of Boise where police were told a man shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired at a passing vehicle, the Idaho Press reported Tuesday.

The suspect began shooting at officers, who returned fire and struck him, police said.

Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant said Shane Farwell was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where he remained in critical condition Wednesday. No officers were injured.

Farwell has not been charged in connection with the shooting, Wyant said. The officers involved are on administrative leave and are completing their reports of the incident, he said.

Police were told Farwell had an argument with his wife earlier in the evening and fired a gun at her as she was leaving the residence but did not hit her. Officers were unable to locate a suspect at that time.

Police said Farwell later forced his way into their neighbors' house and held them at gunpoint before firing a shot at a passing vehicle, adding that officers responded a second time. A woman inside the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The Idaho State Police Critical Incident Task Force is conducting a parallel investigation. Spokeswoman Tecia Ferguson said there were no updates.

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