Police: Boise Police officers fatally shoot person who pointed gun, 2 officers on paid administrative leave

Boise Police Department
Posted at 9:02 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 21:35:11-04

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities say Boise police officers shot and killed a man in an alley in the city's West End neighborhood early Saturday morning.

The Boise Police Department said in a news release that two officers responded to a request for a property check in a backyard. A caller reported someone trespassing for a couple of nights.

Police say the officers walked down an alley and approached someone who was lying on the ground. Police say they asked him to show his hands and he pointed a handgun at them. The weapon was later determined to be a semi-automatic bb gun, according to an updated news release from Boise Police.

Officers told him to drop the gun and then the person was shot, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The man was identified by the Ada County Coroner as 31-year-old Forrest T. Moore, who is believed to have been squatting at the residence, police say.

One officer was treated for a superficial wound.

Two Boise Police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave — Officer K. Montague and Officer T. Sigler. Both officers were wearing a on-body camera and the video will be used as evidence in the investigation, according to BPD.

The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force led by the Ada County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting. The Boise Police Department will hold an internal investigation, as is done with all critical incidents.

The news release says there will also be a separate investigation done by the City of Boise Office of Police Accountability.