Replace: Bodycam footage from simply over a 12 months has been launched of a person charging an officer with a knife after stating he needed to kill him.
Nicole Blanchard, The Idaho Statesman
A Boise man will spend no less than 20 years in jail for aggravated assault after threatening police with a knife, setting off a police taking pictures in the beginning of 2023. The officer who shot him was simply cleared of any wrongdoing.
On Wednesday, 4th District Choose Peter Barton sentenced Harry Andrews, 49, to 25 years in jail. Andrews should serve 20 years earlier than he’s eligible for parole. Final October, Andrews pleaded responsible to aggravated assault on regulation enforcement personnel with a lethal weapon enhancement.
Based on a information launch from the Ada County Prosecutor’s Workplace, Andrews was walking westbound on the Interstate 184 Connector close to the Flying Wye on Jan. 3, 2023. When police approached him, he refused to comply with orders and ran at an officer with a knife in his hand. The prosecutor’s workplace mentioned Andrews advised police “I needed to kill you” as he was taken into custody.
Sgt. Kirk Rush, an 18-year veteran of the pressure, fired his weapon, hitting and injuring Andrews. A vital incident report launched Thursday mentioned Rush fired two bullets, hitting Andrews in the appropriate wrist and left shoulder.
After reviewing the incident report, Gem County Prosecutor Erick Thomson decided that Rush’s actions have been justified.