Investigation ongoing in shooting death of Boise man

August 23, 2019

Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit detectives continue to actively investigate an early morning shooting on Friday that left one man deceased.  Detectives are investigating along with the Ada County Coroner’s Office.

What Happened:  Officers responded to a residence on the 900 block of W. Belmont Street at 2:44 a.m. after receiving reports of an adult male with a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Despite life-saving efforts by officers and paramedics, the man was declared deceased.  After notifying the family, the Coroner’s Office identified the man as 22-year-old Robert Eugene Skinner.  Investigators have spoken with several people who were at the residence and based on preliminary indications, detectives have not been able to identify a criminal element in the shooting.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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