The Pocatello Police Department issued the following statements regarding an Officer Involved Shooting that occurred on Monday, January 6, 2020:
Advisory: Officer Involved Shooting Incident being investigated
Officers from Pocatello Police Department, Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration were involved in a cooperative drug task force investigation. On 01/06/20 at approximately 1730 hours, officers were in the area of Bench Road and Pocatello Creek road attempting to arrest a suspect. A short vehicle pursuit evolved after the suspect fled from the scene. Shortly after the driver of the suspect vehicle abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect was located a short time later in the vicinity of 1000 Pocatello Creek Road near the Sizzler restaurant. During the apprehension of the suspect, an officer involved shooting occurred at this location. One male suspect was transported to the Portneuf Medical Center for treatment as a result of this incident. No officers were injured during this incident. There were no injuries to persons in the area at the time of this incident. The Idaho Falls Police Department and members of the Eastern Idaho Critical Incident team were notified, and will be conducting the investigation of this incident. During this incident, there were reports of shots fired from at least two different locations. There are several crime scene locations resulting from this incident. All further information will be released through the Idaho Falls Police Department.
Advisory: Update to Officer Involved Shooting Incident
On 01/06/20, Officers from Pocatello Police Department, Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration were involved in a cooperative drug task force investigation. An officer involved shooting occurred with a male adult identified as Trevor A VanHorn age 29. As a result of this incident, The Bannock County Prosecutors Office has filed the following charges against VanHorn.
1. Trafficking Methamphetamine.
2. Trafficking Heroine.
3. Felon in possession of a firearm 2 counts.
The bond for the above charges was set at $100,000 dollars.
No further information is scheduled to be released at this time. The investigation is still being investigated by The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Task Force