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Coroner confirms Romero died in shoot-out

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 18:12:55-05

The Ada County Coroner confirmed Monday afternoon that Marco Romero, 33, of Nampa died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds during a shoot-out with police officers last Friday.

Romero was a recent parolee who was sought in connection with both a Tuesday shooting in Meridian that injured two people and a subsequent carjacking.

On Friday, Boise Police officers were dispatched to a neighborhood on the Boise “Bench” after neighbors reported seeing a suspect that matched Romero’s description.

Officers spotted the fugitive, who then took off running.

Police searched the area, then later spotted Romero again. The man then became involved in a shoot-out with police near the intersection of Clark and Roosevelt Streets.

The Boise Police Department said in a news release Saturday that a 17-year veteran of the department, who was not identified, is in critical condition at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. He was shot multiple times.

Chris Davis, a 16-year veteran of the department who was shot once, and was released from the hospital Saturday morning.

Both are members of the department's special operations unit.

In a news release Monday, Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens stated Romero was pronounced dead at St. Alphonsus at 3:49 p.m. on Friday.

A Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Garden City Police Department, is investigating the shooting.

(Associated Press contributed to this story)