Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Officers investigate overnight incidents; Stabbing, battery believed to be connected

Boise Police detectives continue to investigate two incidents which occurred on Tuesday night and resulted in one man being stabbed and another being hospitalized after receiving serious injuries in a battery.  It’s believed the second incident was in retaliation following the first incident. 


What Happened:  Boise Police patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing which reportedly occurred near the intersection of 17th Street and Shoreline Drive at around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  Evidence indicates two men who were known to each other became involved in a physical altercation, and one man stabbed the other with a knife and then fled the scene.  The stabbing victim was taken by friends to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Around the time officers were speaking with the stabbing victim at the hospital, other officers responded and began investigating a battery which had occurred near 17th Street.  That victim, an adult male, was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries consistent with being beaten by a blunt-force object.  Detectives from the BPD Violent Crimes Unit took over the investigation.  Evidence was located to indicate that the two incidents were connected.  It’s believed that the victim who had been beaten was likely the suspect in the stabbing of the original victim. 


Contact Police:  The investigation remains ongoing and the suspect responsible for battering the second man is believed to be at large.  Officers are asking that anyone with any information about the two incidents notify police at 208-377-6790.