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NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho. - Tuesday, Idaho State Police released information concerning an officer-involved shooting in which one man was killed and another severely wounded. The shooting, which involved Nez Perce Tribal members and happened on the Nez Perce Reservation, followed a routine traffic stop.

Due to the location of the shooting and the suspects being Tribal members, the FBI took command of the investigation. Tuesday's release by ISP is the first official statement by the agency.

ISP reports that on May 18, they received an attempt to locate  on a reckless driver in the area of Garden Gulch Road and Cottonwood Creek Road in Nez Perce County.

An Idaho State Police Trooper located a vehicle matching the description speeding on Cottonwood Creek Road and pulled the car over.

Two men, who have been identified as Randall Ellenwood and Ricardo Daniel Rodriguez, were in the car.

According to ISP, both of the men were uncooperative and combative toward the trooper. The trooper also believed the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

The trooper attempted to arrest the driver and a fight ensued. The trooper was overpowered, knocked to the ground and was being battered by both of the men when he shot them both. The trooper called for assistance as well as medical assistance for the suspects.

The trooper sustained abrasions to the head and face as well as other injuries to his entire body and was treated and released from a local hospital.

Randall Ellenwood was killed in the shooting and Ricardo Rodriguez was severely wounded.

According to ISP, Cottonwood Creek Road is maintained by Nez Perce County and pursuant to Idaho Code, the Idaho State Police has jurisdiction on all State and County roads.

The trooper involved has been placed on administrative leave with pay and ISP says they will conduct an internal investigation.

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