ONTARIO - A Nampa man is on life-support at a Boise hospital after a traffic stop by police sparked a 3 ½-hour standoff in Ontario early Friday morning.
Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe said the incident began Thursday night about 9:30 p.m. when a Malheur County sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle operated by Enedelia Pena of Nyssa on Southeast 9th Street.
The deputy called for backup and two Ontario Police Department officers arrived on the scene. According to a press statement by Goldthorpe, the deputy tried to speak to Heriberto “Eddie” Ortega, 19, Nampa, who was a passenger in Pena’s car. That’s when, police say, Ortega jumped out of the car armed with a handgun. At that point, Goldthorpe said, several shots were fired and Ortega fled the scene. Pena also fled.
Police chased . . .