The incident began when a Subaru station wagon crashed into a bull on US 95 north of Council at about 6:45 p.m. Emergency responders and Adams County deputies responded and were working to extricate the two people inside the car. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said the bull, which was injured in the collision, started charging at emergency responders and other vehicles.
“The bull was very agitated and was aggressive to emergency services, as well as the other cars coming up and down the highway,” he said.
Deputies were getting ready to put the animal down when the bull’s owner, 62-year-old Jack Yantis, arrived on the scene with a rifle. Zollman said dispatchers had called Yantis after the crash, telling him that the bull that was hit appeared to be his, and was down on the highway near his house.
What happened next is still under investigation, but Zollman said there was an altercation and Yantis and both deputies all fired their weapons. (Read more from “Idaho Rancher Shot and Killed by Deputies” HERE)