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UPDATE: Man arrested after allegedly firing gun inside residence

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Nicholas D. Wilmot | Bonneville County Jail

UPDATE:

The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Police Department.

IDAHO FALLS — Authorities arrested 31‐year‐old Nicholas D. Wilmot for multiple crimes, including aggravated assault and discharging a firearm within city limits following an incident Thursday night.

Wilmot of Idaho Falls was also booked into the Bonneville County Jail for malicious injury to property, battery on a police officer and violation of a no contact order.

Idaho Falls police reports show officers responded to the 500 block of Tyson Avenue for a report of a gunshot around
7 p.m. Wilmot fired a gun inside a bathroom, threatened to shoot himself and then threatened to shoot a 34‐year‐old woman also at the residence

The woman fled from the residence. At the time officers arrived, Wilmot’s whereabouts were unknown and a CodeRed was issued to neighbors in the surrounding area. Around 7:45 p.m., officers learned Wilmot arrived at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Officers contacted Wilmot at the hospital. He was uncooperative and struck an officer in the face.

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Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com

ORIGINAL STORY:

IDAHO FALLS — Authorities blocked off the 500 block of Tyson Avenue for reports of shots being fired Thursday evening.

No details about what caused the alleged shooting or about the individuals involved have been released.

A text alert was sent out after 7 p.m. to area residents alerting them to the situation and requesting they stay indoors. Within the hour a second alert went out saying a suspect had been located.

Police dispatchers tell EastIdahoNews.com the shooter was located at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after taking himself to the hospital.

Authorities say the public is no longer at risk.

EastIdahoNews.com has requested more information about the incident and will post if it becomes available.

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