ends in Cottonwood
A 34-year old Lewiston man was still in critical condition in Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane as of Saturday, April 2 after a pursuit and shooting incident, which began just before 6 p.m. in Lewiston Wednesday, March 30 and ended in Cottonwood.
Daryl A. Taylor reportedly committed aggravated assault with a shotgun during a family dispute and then fled from responding Lewiston Police Department officers. Lewiston officers were forced to discontinue the pursuit as Taylor drove in a dangerous manner and at speeds reaching over 60 miles per hour on city streets.
Later that evening, a Nez Perce Tribal officer spotted Taylor on US 95 in Lapwai. Taylor again attempted to elude the office. The pursuit continued south into Cottonwood and involved officers from the Nez Perce Tribal Police and Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. Officers were able to corner Taylor at about 6:56 p.m. when Taylor came to a dead end near the intersection of Front and 1st streets in Cottonwood. Blocked from fleeing by officers’ vehicles, Taylor threatened them with the shotgun. Officers fired upon Taylor who was critically injured. No officers were injured in the incident.
Taylor was initially transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, but was then transferred to Deaconess Medical Center by air ambulance.
The Idaho State Police has been asked to lead the criminal investigation in this incident while the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department and Nez Perce Tribal Police Department conduct joint cooperative administrative reviews. The Idaho State Police continue to gather information on the incident which they will then turn over to Idaho County Prosecuting Attorney Kirk MacGregor.