Boise Police searching for suspect in early morning shooting, burglary

Police: Burglar shot homeowner and fled scene
Posted at 2:19 PM, Aug 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 00:19:10-04

Boise Police are searching for a man they believe burglarized a north Boise home early Sunday morning and shot the homeowner.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of 27th Street and Stewart Avenue just after 7:00 a.m. and located a male adult with a single gunshot wound. 

Reports indicate a man was burglarizing a home on the 2600 block of Regan Avenue prior to the shooting.

The homeowner confronted the burglar, who ran away from the home with stolen property.  Police say the homeowner chased after the suspect, confronted the burglar again at 27th and Stewart, when the suspect reportedly pulled a gun and shot the homeowner and fled the scene. 

The victim returned to his home where he was contacted by police.   Paramedics arrived and transported the man to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Officers quickly set up a perimeter around the area and conducted an extensive area search, including the use of a K9 to attempt to track, but the suspect was not located.

The Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit and Crime Scene technicians continue to investigate. 

The images of a person of interest in the case were released by Boise Police late Sunday afternoon. The photos are from a night vision camera, meaning the colors are reversed. Although the shirt, hat and backpack appear light in color, officers say they believe they're actualyl dark in color.

Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a white male, being approximately 5'11" tall and weighing 170 pounds.  He is described as having medium length, blondish-brown hair and a goatee.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt or possibly hooded sweatshirt, jeans, with a black or black checkered tactical style backpack. 

Officers are asking anyone with any information about the shooting or suspect to call 911 with emergency information, or call dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device