BPD charges suspect with murder after fatal vehicle vs pedestrian crash

June 3, 2023

Arrested: Marion Nikichimus, 23, Boise

Charges: 2nd-degree Murder (F), Aggravated Battery (F)

Around 9:15 pm on Friday, June 2, 2023, Boise Police responded to W. Poplar St. and N. Cole Rd. for a report of a person hit by a vehicle.  Upon arrival, officers secured the scene and located two victims. They immediately began providing life-saving care until Ada County Paramedics arrived and took over. The adult female victim was rushed to a local hospital where sadly she was pronounced deceased.  The adult male victim was treated on scene.

Officers conducted a preliminary investigation and BPD’s Violent Crime detectives and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene.  The investigation showed that there was an altercation between the suspect, Marion Nikichimus, and some individuals on W. Poplar St. east of Cole Road.  Evidence showed the suspect used his vehicle to intentionally strike the two victims.  Officers located the suspect and the vehicle a short distance away and the suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed last night’s incident and has not spoken with police, or who has additional information about the suspect, is asked to call police dispatch at 208-377-6790 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 343-COPS (2677), by visiting www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations


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