Idaho deputies who shot, killed rancher won’t face charges


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general says there isn’t enough evidence to charge two sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed an armed rancher in a confrontation about putting down a bull injured in a car crash.

Family members have said the Nov. 1 shooting of 62-year-old Jack Yantis wasn’t justified.

Yantis arrived with a rifle as deputies decided to shoot the animal because it was charging emergency crews. Authorities have said there was an altercation, and Yantis and two deputies all fired their weapons.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Friday that his office had finished its four-month investigation and called the shooting “tragic and unfortunate for the Yantis family and the entire community.”

Authorities say no video or audio recording exists, though the deputies were wearing body cameras.

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