Idaho State Trooper Cleared In 2018 Shooting

In a memorandum published by the Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel R. Clark on Jan. 30, 2019, Mr. Clark released his findings on the evidence presented to him by the East Idaho Critical Incident Task Force that investigated the ISP trooper-involved shooting death of Jesus Jesse Quinton on Nov. 2, 2018 in Idaho Falls.  

Mr. Clark concluded there is no evidence to support a criminal charge against Idaho State Police Trooper Andrew Francis for the shooting death of Mr. Quinton.

“The Idaho State Police are grateful for the Critical Incident Task Force’s investigation into this matter and we are gratified the prosecutor’s report makes it abundantly clear that the actions of Trooper Francis were justifiable under Idaho law,” said Col. Kedrick Wills, ISP director.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Quinton,” he added.

On November 2, 2018, authorities initiated a traffic stop in Idaho Falls.
Idaho State Police said at the time that the driver, 35-year-old
Jesus Jesse Quinton fled on foot after he was stopped.

When Troopers caught up with Quinton a physical altercation ensued, according to officials. During the altercation Trooper Francis fired one shot from his duty weapon, accoring to authorities.

Officers immediately began rendering first aid. Quinton was then transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.