Man fatally shot by Boise Police in busy parking lot identified by Coroner's office

The 32-year-old was a registered sex offender who was wanted for a parole violation
Posted at 7:37 PM, Jan 23, 2023

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Police shot and killed a man in a busy parking lot Monday night near Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. Officers were trying to take the man into custody for a parole violation.

According to a press release Monday, Boise Police and Fugitive Recovery Agents from the Idaho Department of Correction were searching for a man wanted on felony charges near the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road.

The Ada County Coroner's office identified the man Tuesday as 32-year-old Eli Nash from Boise.

Public records from the Idaho Department of Correction show Nash was a registered sex offender who was wanted for a parole violation related to sexual exploitation of a minor.

Around 4:30 p.m., officers located Nash in the Meridian Crossroads Mall parking lot and tried to remove him from the car and take him into custody. Boise Police say he produced a weapon that appeared to be a gun and a Boise Police officer then shot him.

Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a firearm was recovered at the scene.

Officers immediately rendered medical aid, but Nash did not survive.

"We recognize that this is a tragedy for the subject's family and loved ones and our hearts go out to them," Chief Winegar said. "This is not the result that we ever want when we're out performing operations like this."

The incident is currently under investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force led by the Garden City Police Department.

The officer involved has 23 years of police experience and has been identified as K. Paporello. He was not hurt and was placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

No bystanders were injured in the incident.

The Boise Police Department will conduct an internal investigation, along with a separate investigation by the City of Boise Office of Police Accountability.