Wednesday, February 20, 2013

UPDATE: Additional Charge Against Boise Man, 'Person of Interest' in Shooting, Possible Road Rage

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

UPDATE: 11 a.m.

Boise Police have charged a suspect in a possible road rage incident with an additional charge of felony aggravated assault.

Shawn Fisher, 35, of Boise was already charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count of kicking a police dog after being arrested following the discovery of a man slumped behind the wheel of a car Monday night on Franklin Road near Benjamin Lane. Police said 28-year-old Matthew Mohler-Kearns of Boise had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center a short time later.

ORIGINAL POST:

Shawn Fisher, 35, is a person of interest in shooting, possible road rage incident.

A Boise man is behind bars, charged with aggravated battery and identified as a person of interest as Boise Police continue to investigate the death of a man that law enforcement believes may have been a victim of road rage or reckless driving.

Matthew Mohler-Kearns, 28, was behind the wheel of a car late Monday night on Franklin Road near Benjamin Lane. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center a short time later.

About the same time, Ada County Sheriff's deputies were sent to a home on the 5100 block of Umatilla Avenue after receiving a 911 call about a person inside the home making threatening remarks. Deputies discovered a car outside of the home that matched a report of a vehicle that may have been involved in a chase or road rage incident involving Mohler-Kearns' car.

Police used a K-9 officer and a taser to subdue the suspect, eventually bringing him to the Ada County Jail.

Shawn Fisher, 35, of Boise was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery in connection with the hit and run and a misdemeanor count of kicking a police dog.

Police also recovered a weapon during Fisher's arrest. Tests on the firearm are still being conducted.

The Ada County coroner determined Tuesday that Mohler-Kerns died from the gunshot wound.

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