Man recuperating, woman sought after Boise Police officer-involved shooting

Man recuperating, woman sought after Boise Police officer-involved shooting
Posted at 4:46 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 18:46:11-04

The Boise Police Department has released new details on an officer-involved shooting that took place near the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Maple Grove Road late Monday night.

About 11:30 p.m., officers were dispatched the scene after a report of two people acting suspiciously at a Jack-in-the-Box fast food restaurant.

When police arrived through one door of the business, the man -– later identified Dakota Morris, 22 -- ran out another door, according to a Boise Police Department news release.

Officers chased the suspect on foot across Fairview to the south side of the street, then westbound though parking lots and behind businesses, the release said.  

“Officers gave repeated commands to the suspect, who continued to flee and brandish a firearm. Additional officers responded to the scene. Those officers were able to confront the suspect after he jumped a fence into another parking lot. Due to the suspect’s dangerous and threatening actions while brandishing a weapon, three Boise Police officers were forced to discharge their duty weapons,” the release explained.

The officers began performing life-saving measures on the suspect until paramedics arrived. Morris was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. His condition was not released. Once he is discharged, he will be taken into custody on outstanding warrants. Police say there are additional felony charges pending against Morris in relation to Monday night’s incident.

Investigators report they recovered a black Ruger handgun from the scene, believed belonging to the suspect. They also located additional evidence the suspect discarded as he fled, the release stated. But it did not give details as to what the evidence was.

Police are currently looking for a woman who was with the Morris prior to police arriving. Reports say she fled the scene.  Officers have identified her as Dallis Morris, 20. They say they would like to speak with her about the incident

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Ada County dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.   

The officers involved were not injured and are on administrative leave, per BPD policy.  They are identified as Officer M. Plaisted, who has nine years on the force; Officer V. Moreno, who has two-and-a-half years on the job; and Officer T. Schneider, with two years with Boise Police.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is heading up the Critical Incident Task Force investigation.