UPDATE: Kuna shooting suspect now dead

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 13:56:10-05

The man police and deputies were searching for in a Kuna neighborhood is now dead. According to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office tweet: “The SWAT team had a confrontation with him in the Ardell/Black Hawk Dr. area.”

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest details as they develop.



Kuna Police are searching the Birds of Prey subdivision for a man they say fired shots at a police officer during a short car chase early this morning.

Police say the chase began just before 4 a.m.

Officers tell us they tried to pull the car -- identified as a black BMW -- over and, shortly after turning on their overhead lights, the driver of the car opened fire, shooting at officers multiple times.

No one was injured.

The suspect car was found near Linder and Ardell Roads not long after – and police are now conducting a grid search of the area. That means officers are going house-to-house, searching backyards, alleyways, etc.

Through a “Code Red” emergency alert, residents are being asked stay in their homes with doors and windows secured.

According to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is described as a man in his thirties, about six feet tall, weighing about 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

At least ten units from the Meridian Police Department are assisting in the search.

Police ask anyone in the area between Hubbard, Linder, Deer Flat and Meridian Roads to report anything suspicious.

Nearby Reed Elementary has canceled classes for the day; students who were headed to school there were taken to Kuna High School, where they can be picked up. Kuna High is still in session today. Police are on scene keeping an eye on students to make sure they stay safe.