Printed on: January 17, 2013

Man dies in Bannock Co. SWAT standoff


POST REGISTER

A man who reportedly confessed to killing a missing Pocatello woman died in an exchange of gunfire with SWAT officers Wednesday night, Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen said.

Officers tried to get the gunman -- identified as Boede Paul -- to surrender throughout the standoff, which started around 2 p.m. near Fort Hall, Nielsen said.

Paul did get out of his truck several times but got back into the vehicle each time and negotiations continued, Nielsen said.

The last time Paul left the pickup, around 7:30 p.m., Nielsen said the man pulled a gun and started firing at officers. The officers fired back and Paul was killed, Nielsen said.

Earlier in the day, Nielsen said, Paul had called Bannock County sheriff's detectives and told them he had evidence about the missing woman, Angelea Schultz.

Not only did Paul confess to murdering Schultz, Nielsen said, he led detectives to a spot where he allegedly buried her body. Authorities planned to begin a search of the area later today.

When detectives got out of their cars Wednesday, Nielsen said, Paul pulled a gun on them. They backed off and called for assistance -- that's when the standoff began.