Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Man charged with second degree murder after stabbing

Suspect: Jesus M. Garcia, 24, Nampa

Charges: Second degree murder (F), Aggravated battery (F) Possession of a controlled substance (F), Probation violation (F) – 2 counts.

Boise Police have charged Jesus Garcia with second degree murder following the death of Daviel Ruiz-Gomez. According to the Ada County Coroner, Ruiz-Gomez died from multiple stab wounds. A second stabbing victim was also injured in the incident and treated at the hospital.

What happened: Boise Police officers responded to a call of a stabbing with two victims around 1:40 am on January 14th.  While the first responding officers attended to the victims, other officers worked to control the scene and speak with witnesses. Witnesses identified the suspect as 24-year-old Jesus Garcia.  Officers searched the suspect and found a substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.  Garcia was taken into custody and arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and two probation violations.  Boise Police detectives continued to investigate and found evidence that the two victims were stabbed by Jesus Garcia during an altercation.  Wednesday evening officers charged Garcia with second degree murder and aggravated battery.   Garcia remains in the Ada County Jail.


Previously released: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:09 am

The victim in a weekend stabbing which occurred on the 100 block of S. 6th Street has died from injuries sustained in the incident.  Officers continue to investigate the stabbing and have one person of interest who has been arrested on unrelated charges.  The investigation remains ongoing and more information will be released when possible.  The Ada County Coroner’s Office will release the identification of the deceased victim pending notification of family.    


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Boise Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred around 1:40 a.m. on the 100 block of S. 6th Street. Two victims were taken to a local hospital, one victim had injuries that appeared on scene to be life-threatening. One suspect is in custody and being interviewed by police. The scene is secure and the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone who witnessed the stabbing is urged to call non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.