Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shooting Investigation Ongoing - Reward for Arrest

Boise, July 25, 2012 - Boise Police are asking citizens to once again look at photos of two suspects in a shooting that occurred last spring. Officers have followed several leads in the case, but key information, like that leading to a positive identification for arrest and successful prosecution of the suspects is still needed.

041512 Shooting Suspect 1A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the shooting suspects.

"A $1,000 reward is a small price to pay for the arrest of two people who have shown themselves to be dangerously reckless and irresponsible with regard to other people's safety in a crowded area like Capitol and Main on a weekend." said Sgt. Jeff Basterrechea of the Boise Police Gang Unit.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. 

The shots were fired at 1:14 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 in front of a business on the southeast corner of Capitol Blvd. and Main Street. Both the suspects and the victim ran off following the shooting. A man hit was later found by officers after he checked himself into a local hospital with a leg wound. Officers believe the crime was gang related.

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Previously released:

UPDATE: April 18, 2012 - Boise Police are releasing video and still images from security cameras that cacught a shooting in downtown Boise on camera. Officers believe the shooting is gang motivated.

The images show the suspects, but not the victim in the shooting. Investigating officers are hoping a citizen recognizes the suspects and will help officers identify them.

Anyone with information on who the two suspects may be is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects

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     Boise, April 15, 2012 - Boise police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning. Officers say the shooting appears gang related.

     What happened: Officers were called by witnesses to a shooting that occurred on the sidewalk of the southeast corner of Capitol Blvd. and Main Street at 1:14 am. Officers arrived quickly but both the suspects and victim had run from the scene. The victim, a 37 year old man from Twin Falls, later checked into the emergency room of a Boise hospital and was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Witnesses say the two suspects were last seen running south on Capitol Blvd toward Front Street.

At this time officers from the Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit and the Boise Police Gang Unit are investigating.

Officers are reviewing video security tapes of fights that occurred earlier in the evening that are believed to be related.

One suspect is described as 5' 5" - 5'8", slender build, shaved head wearing a red plaid jacket.

Anyone who may have additional information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or log onto www.343COPS.com.

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