- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LEADORE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say the Lemhi County sheriff shot a rancher in the wrist after the rancher threatened him with a gun.

The Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office tells KIFI-TV (https://bit.ly/1DfvxCJ) that Sheriff Lynn Bowerman shot rancher Blair Kauer at about noon Monday after responding to the Leadore area on reports Kauer threatened several individuals with a gun.

Police say Bowerman and Chief Deputy Steve Penner tried to pull Kauer over when they spotted him on a back road but Kauer didn’t stop until reaching his home.

Authorities say Kauer threatened Bowerman with a loaded .22-caliber rifle and that Bowerman fired one shot.

Kauer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kauer is facing potential charges of felony aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and felony eluding a peace officer.


Information from: KIFI-TV, https://www.localnews8.com/

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