Man shoots self after five hour standoff in Kuna

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 00:18:24-04

A 19-year-old Meridian man is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a five hour standoff in a Kuna neighborhood.

Police say the suspect was involved in an ongoing felony stalking investigation, and was in violation of a restraining order.

The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the victim of the ongoing stalking case called police.

When officers arrived a few minutes later, the suspect was already in his vehicle with a weapon, threatening to harm himself.

A Code Red Alert was sent to residents in the surrounding area on Black Hawk Drive, encouraging residents to avoid the area and stay indoors. Police then went door-to-door to evacuate homes in the potential line of fire.

Officers from Boise, Garden City and Kuna Police were on scene, in addition to the Ada County Metro Task Force and Kuna Fire Department.

The suspect was taken to the hospital alive and alert with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Officers at the scene said the injuries don't appear to be life threatening at this time.

The crime scene remains active as investigators gather evidence. Charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.