At 5:05 pm Ada County dispatch was provided information about a suicidal subject threatening to jump off an overpass or building. Officers working in the downtown area had previous contacts with the subject and were aware of his criminal history. Officers began searching overpasses and downtown to perform a welfare check on the subject. At 5:30 pm Boise police located the subject at Capitol and Myrtle. Preliminary information indicates that as officers attempted to contact him, officers perceived a threat and discharged their weapons. Officers immediately began life-saving measures and called for emergency medical assistance. The subject was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers were not injured.
Officers have the scene secured and no major roads are closed in the area. At this point, we are still conducting an investigation and we have very little information. There is no ongoing threat to the public.
The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force led by the Garden City Police Department is investigating the incident. Any on body video will be reviewed as part of the investigation. The information in this news release is considered preliminary pending the results of the CITF investigation.
As with all critical incidents, The Boise Police Department will also conduct an internal investigation. There will also be a separate investigation conducted by the City of Boise Office of Police Accountability.