The Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force (CITF) is continuing to investigate the officer involved shooting which occurred in Caldwell on Nov. 11. There were two officers directly involved in this incident who used force on James Stell. Those officers are:
Jared Hoeksema, a Specialist assigned to patrol, 5 years’ experience; and,
Adam Matthews, a Corporal assigned to patrol, 10 years’ experience.
Neither officer was injured during this incident. The investigation thus far indicates that one officer fired less lethal, bean bag type rounds, and the other discharged a rifle. This occurred while James Stell was holding a handgun. The CITF is continuing to investigate this incident.
The Nampa Police Department serves as the lead of this investigation for the CITF.
For further information, please contact Lt. Eric Skoglund at 208-761-9187.