Update: Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation

October 21, 2019

The officer-involved shooting which took place on the 900 block of Clover Street just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning remains under investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force (CITF).

The incident began when officers were called to a report of a “suspicious subject/subject at the door” call in that area.  Three officers in two patrol cars arrived on the scene and made contact with the female suspect who was sitting in a vehicle. Preliminary evidence indicates that as officers approached the vehicle, the suspect appeared to be reaching and moving things around in the vehicle.  As the officers spoke with her she continued to fidget and reach for items in the vehicle and inside her purse.  The woman did not comply with officers requests to stop reaching for items in the car and reports indicate she eventually produced a weapon and pointed it at one of the officers. In response to the threat, two officers fired their service weapons. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.  No officers were injured in the incident.

The involved-officers, Corporal D. Hofmann, a 26-year law enforcement veteran, and Officer M. Canfield, a 9-year veteran with the Boise Police Department, are currently on paid leave per department policy.  The incident remains under investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force being led by the Meridian Police Department.  The officers were wearing their on-body video cameras and that evidence is being reviewed as part of the ongoing investigation.

The information in this news release is considered preliminary pending the results of the CITF investigation.


Previously Release, Sunday 9:30 a.m. —

Shortly after 6:00 this morning, officers were dispatched to a “subject at the door” call in the 900 block of Clover St. The calling party reported a female was acting suspiciously and knocking on doors. Officers contacted the suspect who was seated in a vehicle. The officers encountered a noncompliant female resulting in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect was later determined to be deceased. None of the involved officers were injured and the Critical Incident Task Force, led by Meridian Police, was activated. This is a tragic incident for everyone involved and for the community.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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

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