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UPDATE: Man shot, killed near Boise State campus; 2 suspects in custody, police say


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BOISE (Idaho Statesman) — One man is dead following a fatal shooting Monday night near the Boise State University campus. Two suspects were taken into custody afterward, though police had yet to identify them as of Tuesday morning.

Neither the victim nor the suspects are Boise State students or employees, according to a university statement provided to the Idaho Statesman on Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Chrisway Drive after hearing reports of shots fired, according to a news release from the Boise Police Department. Police found an adult man lying in the street with gunshot wounds, and he was rushed to a local hospital.

The man later died at the hospital.

Police learned that a white car fled the area after the shooting, and the vehicle was later seen in the area of 27th and Main streets. As officers approached the car and tried to pull it over, a man left the vehicle and ran away. Investigators say they found evidence to suggest the white vehicle was involved in the shooting.

After setting up a perimeter, police saw the man who fled during the traffic stop running near 30th and Main streets. Police took the man into custody. Police say that a second man was arrested after a brief chase on foot in the 3000 block of West Main Street.

The police department believed there was no ongoing threat to the public as of Tuesday morning.

The deceased man has yet to be identified. The Ada County Coroner’s Office will identify the man after notifying next of kin.


The shooting sparked a brief shelter-in-place order from the university. BroncoAlert messages were sent to the campus community reporting the shooting at “1410 Chrisway/Jade Hall.” The messages were provided to the Idaho Statesman and posted on social media.

“1 victim shot. Unknown if suspect(s) in the area. Stay out of area,” the first alert read at 11:44 p.m. Monday.

The first alert was based on a caller reporting gunshots near the west side of campus, Boise State said Tuesday. However, the incident was was not “in or near Jade Hall as initially reported.”

Chrisway Drive runs past the University Square housing complex, which includes Jade Hall. The area where the shooting occurred is just outside the campus boundary, according to a map provided to the Statesman by the university. The last university building shown is at 1406 Chrisway.

A second alert at 12:09 a.m. Tuesday said Boise Police were looking for the suspect and recommended everyone near campus shelter in place. A third alert at 12:47 a.m. indicated that Boise Police had taken the suspect into custody and it was no longer necessary to shelter in place.

“Please continue to avoid the Chrisway and University area. ALL CLEAR,” the message read.

“The university community is saddened by this loss of life and extends heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones,” the university’s Tuesday statement said.

If you or someone you know has information regarding the shooting, please call Ada County Dispatchers at 208-377-6790. You can also leave tips through Crime Stoppers by calling (208) 343-COPS (2677) or by going online to

Boise State urges anyone impacted by the shooting incident to contact counseling services at (208) 426-1459. Services are available to any member of the campus community.

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