Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Persons of interest identified; Officers still need your help!

    Boise Police Detectives want to thank the citizens and local media, for their assistance in identifying three persons of interest. Officers received multiple calls from citizens providing valuable identifying information on these three persons.

   Using that information, officers identified, and have interviewed all three persons. Officers have now determined the three persons depicted in the photos released earlier this week are not related in any way to the stabbing incident. 

   The investigation into the stabbing that took place in downtown Boise on New Year's Eve remains active. Officers urge anyone with information that may help them in this case to contact crime stoppers.

 Crime Stoppers: Citizens with information about the suspect's location are urged to call non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790. You can also 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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Detectives need your help, did you go out last night?

  Boise Police Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in an overnight stabbing in downtown Boise.

What happened: At approximately 1:45 a.m. this morning, January 1st 2013, officers receive a report of a fight taking place in the area of Jefferson Street in front of the Capital building. When officers arrived, they located two adult males who tell police they had been in a physical fight and two other adult males. Both adult male victims received injuries from an edged weapon. One of the victims had what appeared to be serious injuries from the altercation, the other received what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for immediate medical attention. Detectives believe that alcohol may have been a factor in this case. 

According to the victims,  a verbal altercation between the four men had taken place just prior to the stabbing in the area of 8th St N and Bannock Street. Victims tell police a foot chase between all four men took place in the area of the Capital building on Jefferson Street. The males confronted each other in the park, just South of the Capital building and the physical fight began.

Suspect descriptions:

A light skinned male wearing a black beanie style hat and a possible dark hoodie jacket with an average build. 

The other male is described as a light skinned adult with no clothing description and an average build. 

The map at the bottom of this release shows the area the altercation took place in. 

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen these suspects in the area just prior to, or immediately following the incident to contact police with that information.