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Ada coroner’s office identifies Idaho man shot, killed in Boise home Thursday

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 14:17:58-04

BOISE, Idaho — This article was written by Jacob Scholl of the Idaho Statesman.

The Ada County Coroner’s Office have identified an Idaho man shot and killed in a Boise home on Thursday morning.

John Baker, a 52-year-old Boise resident, was pronounced dead at the scene around 5:30 a.m. Thursday after he was shot multiple times, according to a news release from the coroner’s office. Baker’s manner of death is listed as a homicide.

Boise police were called to the home — located in the 1900 block of North Ancestor Avenue — around 4 a.m. Thursday morning after a call relating to a medical emergency was made to dispatchers. Police found Baker with multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers later identified 45-year-old Boise resident Josina Regan as a suspect in Baker’s death and took her into custody. She was booked into the Ada County jail, where she is currently being held in lieu of a $1 million bail amount.

Online court records show Regan was charged Friday with single felony counts of second-degree murder and destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

Regan’s next court appearance will be for a preliminary hearing, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 2. She has yet to enter pleas on either of the charges.