BPD: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting

Victim identified in officer involved shooting
Posted at 4:37 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 05:27:04-04

UPDATE 3:03 p.m.: Man killed in officer-involved shooting identified.

The Ada County Coroner has identified the man killed in this morning's officer-involved shooting.  The coroner tells 6 On Your Side that 52-year-old Anthony Ray Bauer died of multiple gunshot wounds. 


UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: Officers identified in deadly shooting.

The officers involved will go on administration leave per department policy and both Garden City and Boise Police offer opportunities for counseling for officers involved in such incidents.

Officers involved:

Garden City Cpl. Scott Crimin, 28 years of experience as a police officer

Garden City Officer Joel Ellsworth, 10 years of experience as a police officer

Boise Police Officer Jason Green, 8 years of experience as a police officer

Boise Police Officer Joe Martinez, 14 years of experience as a police officer

The deceased suspect is a 52-year-old white male who was on parole for felony grand theft charges out of Garden City. The suspect was driving a stolen vehicle when he ran from Eagle Police early Monday morning.  The Ada County Coroner’s Office is performing an autopsy and will release his identity as well as cause of death.


Original Story:

The Boise Police Department says a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Garden City overnight.

The incident began in Eagle around 2 a.m. after police received reports of a suspicious subject on the 2300 block of Elliot St.  Police say a man in a white Dodge Durango took off after they got on scene.  Eagle Police officers pursued the Durango until it reached Glenwood, then backed off for safety concerns.

Boise and Garden City Police officers were responding to the area to assist Eagle officers and found the Durango as it pulled into the parking lot at the Garden City Police Department on East 50th Street.

Investigators say two officers from Boise and two officers from Garden City approached the suspect. Police say the suspect then pulled out a gun and pointed it at officers.  

All four officers opened fire.

The suspect hit the accelerator and crashed into the Garden City Police Department main building.

The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.  Police have not determined his cause of death.  No officers were injured.

Police have not identified the suspect at this time.

The incident is now under investigation by the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force led by Idaho State Police.

A joint press release from the Boise and Garden City Police Departments says any potential video of the incident will be reviewed for evidence.

The names of the officers involved in the shooting have not been released at this time, but will be in the near future.

There was damage to the Garden City Police Department and it remains a crime scene.  Police say normal business will continue throughout the day but citizens can't enter the building.  Officers will still be able to receive calls from the public and patrols will not be impacted.