On September 7, 2023, the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force along with the Caldwell Police Department arrested a male juvenile suspect under investigation related to a shooting in downtown Boise over the weekend.
Arrested: Juvenile suspect
Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)
On Saturday, September 2, 2023, just before 11 p.m., Boise Police responded to a report of shots fired on the 800 block of Main St. Evidence indicated there was an altercation between a group of people, mostly juveniles, who were known to each other. During the altercation one of the juvenile male subjects fired a weapon in the direction of several people in the group and struck a juvenile female victim. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. Boise Police detectives investigating the incident identified the suspect and evidence indicated the incident was likely gang-related. Detectives worked with juvenile prosecutors and obtained an arrest warrant for felony aggravated battery for the suspect.
“I am extremely thankful for the dedicated efforts of our Treasure Valley law enforcement partners who worked to safely locate and arrest this individual. The incident under investigation was a brazen and dangerous act that placed many lives in jeopardy. Our officers remain steadfast and determined to ensure those who commit acts of violence in our community are held accountable,” said Boise Police Captain Matt Jones.
The juvenile suspect was located on September 7, 2023, and Caldwell Police issued the following news release on the arrest. The Boise Police investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
CALDWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
September 7, 2023
Today at 4:30 p.m., the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force requested the Caldwell Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to conduct an arrest warrant service at a residence on Berkley Avenue in Caldwell, on a male juvenile subject who was suspected of committing several gang-related crimes in both Ada and Payette counties. The subject was believed to be armed and dangerous and initially refused to submit to arrest. After several hours of de-escalation tactics, including chemical munitions and negotiations, the subject was peacefully taken into custody without further incident or injury.
We want to thank the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and our Federal partners. We especially want to thank the neighbors and the community for their support and cooperation during the incident.
Any questions regarding the arrest warrant(s) or criminal investigation(s) associated with this arrest, should be directed to the Boise and Fruitland Police Departments.
“I am extremely proud of our Metro Task Force who were able to locate this subject before he was able to continue his path of violence across the valley. I want to personally highlight and commend our brave members of SWAT who used every tactical method reasonable to safely deescalate the situation which ultimately led to his safe surrender,” said Rex Ingram, Caldwell Chief of Police.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.