A man is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries following a Saturday night incident where police said he turned a gun on himself.
Calls into emergency dispatch indicated that an adult male was firing a weapon outside residence near 32nd Street and Hill Road just after 11 p.m. But as police arrived on the scene, the man shot himself. Paramedics, who had been staged nearby, rushed to the victim and transported him to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, detectives continue to investigate the incident.
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Meanwhile, a Boise man is behind bars, accused of severely beating his girlfriend. Law enforcement had been searching for 33-year-old Brant Nye of Boise ever since police said he unlawfully entered the Meridian home of an ex-girlfriend in the early morning hours of August 17. Police said Nye severely battered the woman, causing significant injury that required surgery.
On August 18, Nye was found in Boise and booked into the Ada County Jail on felony charges of burglary, aggravated battery and violating a no-contact order. He was scheduled for an appearance in Ada County Court on Monday, Aug. 20.