06-12-10 Overnite Shooting - Officer Involved
Boise, June 12, 2010, 12:40 pm- Boise Police
arrested a man overnite after he ran from officers during an
attempted traffic stop. During a struggle, the suspect was shot in
the upper right arm by an officers duty weapon.
Preliminary reports indicate the officers weapon
discharged during a physical struggle with the suspect. The
suspects injuries were minor. He was treated and released at a
hospital, then booked into the Ada County Jail.
Arrested; Jeremiah Jones, 21, Boise
Charged; Eluding Officers (F), Hit & Run (m), Resisting &
Obstructing Officers (m), Driving Without Privileges (m). The
suspect, Jones, is also under investigation for driving under the
Since this incident involved the discharge of an
officers weapon while interacting with a criminal suspect, the
incident, is under investigation by the Ada County Critical
Incident Task Force. The information in this release is considered
preliminary pending the CITF investigation. Detectives with the
Meridian Police Department are leading the multi-agency inquiry.
The CITF investigates the criminal aspects of the incident.
The Boise Police Department and the Boise Community
Ombudsman are investigating the officers actions with regard to
department policy and training.
What Happened (preliminary report);
Approx. Midnight, a Boise Police Officer on
patrol witnessed a vehicle being driven at excessive speed, approx.
60 mph westbound on Emerald. When the officer attempted to stop the
vehicle, the driver accelerated, failing to stop for the
The suspect vehicle turned north on Maple Grove then
east onto Irving entering a trailer park as the officer attempted
to follow. Apparently due to speed, the driver failed to make a
turn and crashed the car at the intersection of Oakwood and Irving.
Three passengers in the suspect vehicle were not hurt. The driver
then ran off through the trailer park toward Maple Grove Rd.
The first officer stayed with the vehicle and it's
passengers. He called for other officers to assist in searching for
Several officers came to help, including plain clothes
officers who helped in the foot pursuit of the suspect through the
One of the plain clothes officers caught up to the
suspect on foot at Maple Grove and Irving. The suspect and officer
struggled. The officer had drawn his duty weapon during the foot
pursuit of the suspect. During the struggle, the officers gun
apparently discharged injuring the suspect in the upper right
arm. The officer was not injured.
The suspect was taken to the hospital and treated for
the injury. He was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above
The three passengers in the suspect vehicle were
questioned by officers and released.
The officer involved is on three days administrative
(paid) leave, per Boise Police Policy.