Prosecutor clears state detectives in Pocatello shooting

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A county prosecutor has cleared three Idaho State Police detectives of wrongdoing in a March 2017 shooting of a woman in southeast Idaho.

The Idaho State Journal <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://idahostatejournal.com/members/officers-cleared-in-one-more-shooting-investigations-continue-into-two/article%E2%80%94d53f15ac-396a-558c-939c-9e9fa1238bda.html”>reports</a> Minidoka County Prosecutor Lance Stevenson cleared the detectives Tuesday after conducting an investigation into the shooting of 21-year-old Shaylee Williamson, who survived the encounter in Pocatello.

State police say Williamson was a passenger in the vehicle that 25-year-old Rocco Chacon was driving. Chacon, who was wanted on felony warrants, was attempting to flee from police and hit a detective with the car.

State police say the detectives then opened fire on the vehicle, striking Williamson by accident.

Chacon was arrested on multiple felony charges. Williamson was not charged.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.journalnet.com”>http://www.journalnet.com</a>

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