Boise police shoot man while investigating kidnapping report


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department said officers shot a man on Sunday while investigating a reported kidnapping.

The police department didn’t provide the man’s name or his condition in a prepared statement released after the shooting, and a police spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a phone message left by The Associated Press.

According to the department, someone reported that a 14-year-old boy was abducted by a person known to the family, and the child was believed to be in danger. Officials were preparing to release an Amber Alert when patrol officers saw the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop.

The police department said the suspect in the case fled, and so officers hit the vehicle with a patrol car to force it to stop.

“Officers confronted the suspect and due to the immediate danger presented by the suspect officers were forced to fire their weapons,” the department wrote in the prepared statement.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital, the department said, and the child was medically evaluated and is safe. No police officers were injured.

The shooting is under investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Garden City Police Department.


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