Man pursued into Ontario dies after shooting

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in downtown Ontario on Idaho Avenue on Thursday, March 14. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – An Ontario man who led police on a pursuit from Nampa into Ontario Thursday afternoon died after a shooting on East Idaho Avenue, according to Malheur County District Attorney David Goldthorpe.

The driver was identified as Victor J. Morales Zavala, 25. The shooting involved two Oregon State Police troopers, according to Goldthorpe.

According to Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe, a motorist called police at 4:05 p.m. to report an erratic driver on Interstate 84 traveling at high speeds. Six minutes later, the Idaho State Police attempted to stop the east-bound vehicle near Nampa. At some point, the pursued pickup truck started heading west on Interstate 84 under circumstances not clear . . .