Friday, May 9, 2014

UPDATE: Two Idaho Shootings — Five Victims, Three of Them Fatalities

Posted By on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM

UPDATE: Friday, May 9, 2014

Boise Police confirmed Friday morning that two of the three adults shot in an overnight incident in a South Boise neighborhood had died of their injuries.

Officers also confirmed that they had "tracked down a person of interest in the shooting," and that the male suspect was in police custody. At least one other person allegedly involved remains outstanding, according to police.

But there is little other information being released regarding the shooting on the 2100 block of South Orchard Street at approximately 11:25 p.m. on May 8. Officers said they believe they had a motive for the shooting but "due to the ongoing investigation, that motive is not being released at this time."

Meanwhile, Idaho State Police have confirmed that a man shot during an exchange of gunfire at a Payette convenience store has died of his injuries.

Jose Rodriguez-Moncada, 24, of Fruitland succumbed to his injuries overnight after being shot in the chest by a Payette County Sheriff's deputy.

The deputy, Cpl. Jason Jones, was also shot by Rodriguez-Moncada, but after being treated for a wound to the leg, he was released from Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

Idaho State Police continue to investigate the shooting.


ORIGINAL POST:

Boise Police are asking for the public's help in putting together the details surrounding an overnight shooting in a South Boise neighborhood.

Police were called just before midnight to a residence in the 2100 block of South Orchard Street. That's where they found a woman and two men had been shot. All three were rushed to a local hospital, and as of Friday morning, two were still in serious condition.

A police department spokeswoman said Friday morning that law enforcement believed that the shooting was random and that the public was not at risk.

Meanwhile, Idaho State Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting in Payette, where a male suspect and Payette County Sheriff's deputy were each shot. The two men were flown, via air ambulance, to the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. The lawman did not suffer life-threatening injuries but the male suspect was in critical condition.

State Police said that law enforcement had been looking for the suspect following an incident in which a gunshot was fired into the air outside of an elementary school in Ontario, Ore. A short time later, the deputy spotted the suspect's car outside of a convenience store on North 16th Street in Payette. That's where police said the suspect fired at the deputy, hitting him in the leg. The deputy returned fire, striking the suspect in the chest.

Witnesses said they heard multiple shots during the incident. There were also earlier reports that a young boy may have been involved in the incident, but police would not confirm anything involving the child.




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