Man shot in head, police dog bites suspect, cars collide in string of related Monday crimes
Police believe someone shot the driver of a vehicle on Franklin Rd. in the head, Monday night. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Police believe someone shot the driver of a vehicle on Franklin Rd. in the head, Monday night.
“The Ada County Coroner has confirmed that, sadly, it is a homicide,” Boise Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said.
Police responded to reports of a man slumped over his car’s steering wheel in the middle of the street, around 8:30 p.m.
“Very unusual case,” Hightower said. “It’s very complex.”
A trip to the hospital found the victim dead, and a visit from the coroner confirmed it was a murder.
“Every single detective in the violent crimes unit is busy working on this case trying to find some answers,” Hightower said.
Early answers suggest the case actually began with a hit-and-run at the intersection of S. Vista Ave. and W. Canal St. Witnesses reported a vehicle fled that scene and sped toward the westbound interstate.
The car then disappeared.
Around the same time officers arrived at the scene of the shooting on Franklin, they also received reports of a man shouting and making threats in a neighborhood near S. Cole and W. Amity. When they arrived, they discovered the missing car and with the help of a police dog named Diesel found 35-year-old Shawn Fisher hiding with a gun in the backyard of a daycare.
“He didn’t want to give up,” Hightower said.
So, Diesel forced him to.
“There was a dog bite involved,” Hightower said.
The hospital treated Fisher for his Diesel-inflicted injuries. He now faces charges of aggravated assault and kicking a police dog and remains a person of interest in the homicide on Franklin.