Standoff at Fort Hall ends with death of suspect
Bannock County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who shot at them during a standoff near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation on Wednesday.
Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen confirmed that officers shot and killed Boede Paul, whose hometown or age he didn't list, about 7 p.m. to end a standoff which had begun about 1:30 p.m. that day.
Nielson said Paul told detectives that he had killed Angeleah "Leah" Schultz, a Pocatello woman who was reported missing on Jan. 6. Police found the 23-year-old mother of two's car at Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello two days after she disappeared.
The sheriff also reported that Paul told detectives where to find the woman's body. They will begin the recovery effort this morning.
Early Wednesday afternoon, police tactical teams blocked off an area near the intersection of Philbin and Reservation roads. Chubbuck and Blackfoot Police joined with Bannock and Bingham Sheriff's deputies to establish roadblocks.
Law enforcement brought in an armed breaching vehicle with a battering ram on its side, similar to an Army tank.
"We were asked to join the blockade because members of [the Bingham County] SWAT team trained with Bannock County SWAT team members," said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
By late afternoon, all activity was in Bannock County, Rowland said. Bingham County Sheriff deputies were at the county line, ready to help when asked.