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Noel Rodriguez, 50
Boise, Idaho
June 13, 2016

Agencies: Boise Police Department Idaho

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Rodriguez, 50, was shot to death by a Boise police officer after he allegedly assaulted an officer with a sharp tool and then sped away, nearly striking another officer as he left. Officers found his pickup in the same location a few minutes later. As an officer approached the pickup he was driving, Rodriguez began ramming several police cars parked nearby.

When Rodriguez, whose vehicle was still moving, refused to obey police commands, Officer Rob Rainford filed a single shot at the driver. Rodriguez died as he was being taken to a local hospital.

Early Tuesday, Rodriguez acted erratically when he spoke to an Idaho Statesman contractor who was delivering newspapers in a neighborhood near Capital High School. Carrier Camilla Wakefield worried about the man’s behavior as he drove away, and she called Ada County Dispatch after 2 a.m. to report it.