One man dead following Nampa fight

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 14:58:46-04

One man is dead following a fight that broke out early Saturday night at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

“This is still an active investigation,” said Nampa Police Capt. Curt Shankel. “We are still looking at the circumstances surrounding the fight and what caused it. We need to determine who the aggressor was.”

About 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 9th, Nampa Police officers who were working security detail at the El Recodo Los Tucanes de Tijuana concert were notified of a physical fight in progress in the parking lot near Entrance 1.

The concert had ended about fifteen minutes earlier, and attendees were leaving the Idaho Center.

“When officers arrived, they could see subjects actively fighting. One of the subjects didn’t comply with officers’ commands to stop fighting and an officer deployed his Taser. This had the desired effect and the fight stopped. The subject who was tasered was detained,” said Sgt. Brian Jones in a news release. 

The other man, later identified as Pedro Fernandez-Ramirez, 24, of Boise, was found unresponsive on the ground. He was transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus hospital with life-threatening injuries, Shankel said. He was pronounced dead about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

At this point, the cause of death is unknown, Shankel stated. 

Officers spoke with several witnesses on the scene.

Investigators questioned the man who was tased, but later released him. No charges have been filed.

Nampa Police investigators are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the fight to contact them at 208-475-5724 or Crimestoppers (208-343-COPS).