MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon at Maverik store in Payette.
At about 2:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon a Payette County Sheriff's deputy located a car at a gas pump at the Maverik store on North 16th Street in Payette that was suspected as being involved in an incident where shots were fired in Ontario, Oregon. The deputy approached the suspect driving the vehicle in an attempt to talk with him. The suspect then drew a gun on the deputy and began firing at the deputy. The deputy sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The deputy was able to return fire and struck the suspect.
Both the deputy and the suspect were transported by air ambulance to a Boise hospital. The injuries to the deputy are not life threatening while the suspect has critical injuries.
The names of the deputy and the suspect are not being released at this time. The Idaho State Police will continue to lead in the investigation.