Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, November 06, 2006

Shots Fired - Five Mile & Overland

Shots Fired - Five Mile & Overland

Boise, Nov, 6, 2006 - The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force has been activated to investigate an officer involved shooting this morning in a parking lot on the southwest corner of Five Mile & Overland.

Officers responded to a call of assault with a deadly weapon to a home at 9:07 a.m. A woman in the home claimed her ex-son-in-law had threatened her with a handgun. When officers arrived at the home, the suspect was no longer there.

At 9:26 a.m. the suspect was spotted by an officer near stores in the shopping area near Five Mile & Overland. The suspect was still carrying the weapon. The officers were able to contain the man to a side parking lot next to the Fred Meyer store. For a short time, the Fred Meyer store was asked to close and lock it's doors to keep customers inside.

Officers began talking to the suspect, negotiating with him to put down the gun and surrender. The officer's goal was to end the situation peacefully. The suspect refused officers requests and continued to sit in the parking lot holding onto the weapon.

At approx. 9:50 a.m. the suspect made a threatening movement with the weapon, lifting his arm in what appeared to officers to be aiming the gun in their direction. Officers from Boise Police and the Ada County fired their weapons, which included less lethal rounds.

EMS personnel, who had been staged nearby, were on scene within moments of the shots to tend to the wounded suspect. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Boise Police Officers Involved in the shooting: Sgt. Rigo Delgadillo (7 years with BPD), Officer Dan Barber (12 years BPD), Officer David Saindon (3 years BPD).

Ada County Deputies Involved in the shooting: Deputy Ron Love (17 years with ACSO), Deputy Adam Nielsen (16 mos. ACSO), Deputy Jeremy Byington (2 yrs ACSO).

Each of the three involved Boise Police Officers, as per policy, will receive three days paid administrative leave.

The Ada County Coroner will release the suspects name. An autopsy is underway this afternoon. At this time, investigators know the suspect was hit multiple times by officer’s fire.