Update: Man Killed By Boise Police Recently Released From Prison

Jun 14, 2016

Credit Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

Update - Wednesday, June 15 at 9:16 a.m.: Authorities say a southwest Idaho man shot and killed by police spent decades in prison before being released in February.

Fifty-year-old Noel Rodriguez of Caldwell died Tuesday when a Boise police officer opened fire after authorities say Rodriguez rammed police vehicles with his vehicle.

Rodriguez was sentenced in 1992 to life in prison following the beating death of a 29-year-old woman in Wilder.

The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole approved his parole petition on Dec. 18 and he was released Feb. 12.

Police say an officer on Tuesday responded to a report of a drunk driver, and that Rodriguez assaulted the officer with a sharp tool and sped away.

Police say they made contact again a short time later and Rodriguez rammed police vehicles.

Original post - Tuesday, June 14: 

Boise police say a suspected drunk driver rammed police vehicles Tuesday morning before being shot and killed by an officer.

Police say an officer made a traffic stop at about 2:15 a.m. after receiving a report of a drunk driver

Police say the male driver assaulted the officer with a sharp tool and sped away, nearly striking another officer.

Police remained in the area and spotted the vehicle again at 2:40 a.m. Police say that when they approached on foot the man began ramming officer's vehicles, including one that was occupied.

Authorities say officer Rob Rainford fired once, hitting the driver. Police rendered first aid but say the man died on the way to the hospital.

Authorities say they're reviewing video from the officer's body camera.

The man's name hasn't been released.