BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities will not file charges against the Canyon County deputy who shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic disturbance earlier this year.
Idaho State Police released its findings Thursday. As a result, Idaho Attorney General’s Office - the special prosecutor in the case - announced it will not charge Canyon County Deputy Chad Bingham.
Bingham was the first to arrive at a Middleton-area home on March 18, and Brandon Rapp, 31, emerged with a gun. Officials determined that Rapp had the pistol cocked, but it jammed in the process. That means the gun could not have fired if shot.
“It’s a f——— squad car. I’m f——— shooting, b———,” Rapp is heard saying on Bingham’s body cam footage.
The footage was turned over for review during ISP’s investigation and was referred to as a critical piece of evidence.
Bingham asked Rapp three times to lower his weapon before firing several shots. The deputy then fired his gun four times, and three hit Rapp.
ISP Cpt. Bill Gardiner said Bingham then performed CPR on Rapp to no avail. Two children were inside the house at the time of the shooting.
State police also released a statement from Rapp’s family who was not present at Thursday’s press conference.
“The family would ask for privacy at this time. We have lost a father, son, brother and uncle. Our lives are forever changed and we will love and miss him forever,” the statement read.
Middleton is about 25 miles west of Boise.
Bingham has been with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office for three years and a patrol officer for two years before that.
State police are also investigation two other officer-involved shootings. One involves a Boise police officer and the wounding of an armed man in October, and the other is the role of two Adams County Sheriff’s deputies in the fatal shooting of a rancher in September.
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