ACSO: Boise man charged with aggravated assault after standoff

Posted at 11:03 PM, Oct 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-28 15:58:06-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Ada County Sheriff's Office says a 36-year-old Boise man has been charged with aggravated assault for shooting at an ACSO deputy Wednesday night.

The incident started around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday when several people called the Ada County Dispatch saying they saw the driver of a Chevy pickup truck, later identified as Peter T. Kuyper of Boise, fire several shots either at a white minivan or in the air, according to ACSO. This happened on Meridian Road near the Franklin Road intersection.

Investigators say they found several shell casings on the road near the intersections. It is not clear at this time why he fired.

The witnesses say they saw the truck go east on Interstate 84. An ACSO deputy saw the truck a short time later and joined a Boise Police officer as they did a traffic stop on Kuyper near the Orchard Road off-ramp.

The news release says Kuyper pulled the truck over, stopped on the side of the ride and began yelling at the officers. Kuyper refused to get out of the truck and then took off, driving at high speeds and into oncoming traffic, according to police.

A brief vehicle chase ended moments later on W. Airport Road at the Mountain View RV Park around 9:45 p.m. when Kuyper stopped the truck, jumped out and fired at least one shot at the ACSO deputy, according to the release. Kuyper ran away and went into a nearby trailer.

Boise Police and ACSO deputies set up a perimeter around the trailer and started negotiating with Kuyper to surrender. He eventually left around 2:20 a.m.m and Boise Police arrested him without further incident, according to the release.

Kuyper is charged with felony counts of aggravated assault/battery on a law enforcement officer and eluding arrest in connection with the incident. Other charges are possible.

The deputy was not hit or hurt by the shot. Investigators found a shell casing on the ground where Kuyper was standing.