During the course of the traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle, Richard Bigby-Garcia, age
35, pointed a rifle at the officer and attempted to elude the officer in his vehicle. Police
pursued the vehicle to the 500 block of E. Washington, where the suspect drove through
the fence of his residence. He exited the vehicle with a rifle, threatened police and ran
into the residence.
The subject came to the door of the residence with a firearm and threatened officers
again. The subject was given multiple commands to drop the firearm but did not comply.
The subject then moved to an upstairs window still in possession of the firearm. Officers
on scene discharged their firearms, striking the subject. The suspect was transported to a
local hospital for treatment. Upon release, Garcia was arrested and transported to the
Canyon County Jail.
The Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force was called out to investigate the
incident. The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation and Public
Information Officer Joe Decker (208) 455-6090 will be the point of contact for further
information or questions related to this investigation.
Nampa Police PIO Gary Marang