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Search for suspect identified in South Caldwell shooting

Gabriel Francisco Meza (aka Juarez)
Posted at 11:28 AM, Mar 27, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-28 16:26:36-04

CANYON COUNTY, ID — UPDATE: On Thursday, the Canyon County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect in the shooting as Gabriel Francisco Meza (aka Juarez.) He is 34-years-old. He is 5'6" and weighs 175 lbs. Meza has multiple tattoos on his hands, wrists and neck. The warrant has a $1,000,000 bond.

Meza is considered armed and dangerous. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office advises that if you see him, DO NOT approach. Call 911 or Canyon County Dispatch at (208) 454-7531.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Canyon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred around 7:15 on Wednesday morning on the 5000 block of Lake Avenue, south of Caldwell.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 44-year-old man who had multiple gunshot wounds. He has been transported to a local hospital, where he is currently in critical condition.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office believes this is an isolated incident, and that the victim and suspect(s) are known to each other.

The investigation remains ongoing. If anyone has information that could help detectives, please contact non-emergency dispatch at (208) 454-7531.