Parking Lot Hit-Men Haven't Surfaced Yet 

Boise Police are still looking for the perpetrators of a violent public homicide that took place on Sunday, April 10. The shooting occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m., in the parking lot of the Albertsons at the corner of Cole Road and Fairview Avenue. According to a BPD press release, the victim was 26-year-old Daryl Halford, who had recent been inhabiting a Boise hotel.

According to witnesses, the incident began while Halford was walking with a 15-year-old runaway along Fairview, when a pair of tricked-out Hondas, one black, one red, passed the pedestrians-but not before the red car's driver flashed a gang sign at them.

Halford-kids, don't try this at home-is reported to have yelled out a gang name in response to the sign and continued walking through the parking lot. Witnesses say the cars followed Halford into the parking lot, and one of the men threw a beer can at him, hitting him in the face. The doors of the cars then flew open, releasing a flood of angry thugs who beat Halford to the ground. One of the aggressors, believed to be a thin Hispanic male with shoulder-length hair and a dark rag over his head, then shot Halford in the chest with a large-caliber handgun. The suspects then drove down Cole. Halford died shortly later. Police have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to any arrests. Officers can be reached by calling Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

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