Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Homicide Arrest

Homicide Arrest

Boise, December 20th, 2006 - 11:00 p.m. - Boise Police have arrested a man and charged him with murder in connection with the death of a two year old boy earlier this month.

Arrested: Anthony Garen Shaw, 21, Boise

Charged: 1st degree Murder

What Happened: Shaw is charged in the death of two-year-old Alexander Rodriguez of Boise. Alexander was brought to St. Luke's Hospital by his mother and the suspect, the mother's live-in boyfriend, at approx. 3:00 a.m. the morning of December 12th, He died at approx. 3:00 p.m. that day. The Ada County Coroner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

Boise Police Detectives, working closely with the Ada County Prosecutor have been investigating the death.

Shaw was taken into custody at approx. 10:00 p.m. tonight outside his place of employment near 13th & Bannock in Boise.

At this hour, Shaw is being booked into the Ada County Jail. For further information, please contact the Ada County Prosecutors Office.