Boise Police: Shooting near downtown Boise leaves one dead, two officers on leave

Boise Police: Shooting near downtown Boise leaves one injured
Boise Police Department
Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 19:55:42-04

UPDATE: The man involved in the shooting has died from his injuries, according to a press release from the City of Boise.

ORIGINAL STORY: A shooting near downtown Boise leaves one injured, Boise Police report.

Boise police secured the scene near W. Myrtle and S. Capitol Blvd for a shooting Wednesday that involved an officer, according to a tweet from BPD. The injured man was taken to a local hospital where he is still in critical condition, according to an updated release from BPD.

Ada County Dispatch received a call about a suicidal person threatening to jump off an overpass or building around 5:05 p.m. and officers had previous contact with the man and were aware of his history, according to BPD. Boise police report the man also had an active warrant for his arrest.

Boise Police say "as officers approached the subject in an open lot to talk to him, information shows officers were presented with what they perceived to be a deadly threat." Police did not specify what the perceived deadly threat was.

BPD reports no officers were injured.

The involved officers have been identified as Officer M. Jacobs, a 14-year police veteran, and Officer C. Snodderly, an 8-year police veteran. Both are currently on paid administrative leave, per standard protocol.

Police report the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force will investigate the incident. The CITF is made up of qualified detectives from each law enforcement agency in Ada County. CITF participating agencies include the Boise Police Department, Meridian Police Department, Garden City Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and Idaho State Police.

Boise police reports any body cam footage will be reviewed in the investigation and BPD will also conduct an internal investigation per protocol. The City of Boise Office of Police Accountability will also do an investigation.

This marks the second officer-involved shooting in Boise in a three-day span.