Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, April 15, 2019

Three suspects in custody after overnight shooting

After a detailed investigation, Boise Police have three suspects in custody related to the shooting near Palouse St. and S. Owyhee St. overnight.  Charges are pending for two females and one male.  Their names will be available once charges have been made official.

Boise Police detectives received information during their investigation today that led them to a house on Lezana Street in Meridian.  With assistance from Meridian Police and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, officers cleared the home and questioned the people inside.  After further investigation, three suspects were taken into custody.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.  Investigators have learned that there was an altercation between two known parties before the shooting overnight.  As previously stated, one woman passed away from her injuries.  She has been identified by the Ada County Coroner as 19-year-old Briana Martinez. An adult male victim and an adult female victim remain in the hospital in stable condition.

We would like to thank the Meridian Police Department and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance and the residents in  Meridian for their patience.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.


Previously released: Monday, April 15,2019 at 7:31 a.m.

Update:  One of the three victims injured in last night’s shooting has passed away.  The victim who passed away is an adult female.  The two other victims, an adult male and an adult female, remain in the hospital in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives continue to follow leads in search of the suspects. On scene, analysist from the BPD Crime Lab and detectives have been working to document the scene, collect evidence and talk to witnesses.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


Previously released: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 3:31 a.m.

Around 12:00 a.m. Boise Police responded to a reported shooting near Palouse St. & S. Owyhee St. Police arrived to find three adult victims outside a residence. All three victims were transported to a local hospital by Ada County Paramedics.

Initial reports were that multiple suspects fled the scene before police arrived. Officers are currently working to identify and locate those individuals.

Officers do not have an update on the condition of the victims available for release at this time.

Crime Stoppers: The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encourage to call police at 208-377-6790. You can make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 208- 343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.