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Home intruder shot after firing multiple rounds at Rigby homeowner

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The following is a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office:

On Oct. 27 at 8:28 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a gunshot wound call at 4310 E. 300 N.

Further investigation revealed that the home owner discovered a suspect inside his residence. The suspect allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the homeowner.

At that time the homeowner’s son retrieved a shotgun and shot the intruder in the lower abdomen.

The suspect was located in the front yard of the residence on the deputies arrival.

The suspect was identified as William L. Shinkle from Victor. Shinkle sustained a significant gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. Shinkle was transported by Idaho Falls Ambulance and is expected to survive.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Idaho State Police.

The homeowner and his family’s name will be withheld from this news release for privacy.

Charges are pending and the investigation continues.


RIGBY — A person was shot in Jefferson County on Thursday morning.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Fire District Quick Response Unit and an Idaho Falls ambulance responded to shots fired near 4300 E. 300 North just before 9 a.m.

One person was transported to EIRMC with a gun shot wound to the groin, emergency officials said.

Sheriff Steve Anderson said deputies are investigating, but this is no longer an active situation, and the public is not at risk.

Further details were to be released later Thursday.