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New details released in Idaho Falls hotel shooting

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - New information has been released from Monday's standoff at the Econo-lodge on West Broadway in Idaho Falls.

The suspect is Robert Alan Flores Jr.

Robert Alan Flores Jr.

Before Monday's standoff, he was on bail facing a total of eight charges in bBonneville and Bingham counties.

On Monday, Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson said Flores fired at officers during a standoff in a motel room.

No officers were hit, but they fired back, inuring flores.

He was taken to a hospital.

This is not the first time he has had a 'run-in' with law enforcement.

In fact, it is his third in five months.

He was arrested after a SWAT team standoff Feb. 26 and was also arrested after assaulting a woman Christmas Eve of last year. 

He is currently charged with six counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement and one count of unlawful possession of a gun.

ORIGINAL: New details in the standoff and officer-involved shooting at the EconoLodge in Idaho Falls Monday.

Idaho Falls Police said in a news release they were called to the hotel around 1:15 p.m., but because of higher priority calls at the time, responded around 3 p.m.

Hotel staff told police a woman and a man stayed in their room past checkout time. Police said due to prior knowledge and experience with the man, officers took extra precautions including bringing a ballistic shield to the room and responding with multiple officers. 

Officers entered the hotel room when the suspect fired at the officers from the bathroom. Two officers returned fire. The man was injured by gunfire in the incident they said.

The three Idaho Falls Police officers were blocked inside the room and eventually left through the hotel room window.

SWAT officers eventually used a flash bang to enter the room and take the man into custody. 

The suspect is being treated at a local hospital. 

The two officers that deployed weapons are on leave which is standard policy.

The East Idaho Critical Incident Task Force is investigating the standoff. 

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