Police say woman did not tell the truth about Caldwell shooting

Posted at 4:48 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 15:10:45-05

CALDWELL — UPDATE (March 8): Caldwell Police say they've proven that Aurora Quezada, a woman who claimed to have been shot while walking her dog on March 5, was not shot in the area of Caldwell she says the incident occurred.

In a release, Caldwell Police say detectives found that Quezada was actually shot in her home in Caldwell and evidence supporting that fact was found inside her home. Quezada has "been uncooperative in identifying the man that shot her or give a clear explanation to why she was shot. Quezada does not want to press charges at this time" read the Caldwell Police release.

Police now say they will be seeking charges against Quezada for filing the false police report, which initiated a manhunt for the alleged drive-by shooter. See below for the original story.

ORIGINAL STORY (March 5): Caldwell Police Department officers are investigating a report of a woman who says she was shot while walking her dog Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell shortly before 8:30 a.m. for a report of a woman who had arrived in the emergency room with a non-life threatening single gunshot wound to her shoulder.

The woman told officers she had been walking her dog in the Falcon Ridge subdivision near East Homedale Road and South Montana Avenue in Caldwell “when she was shot by an unknown suspect who had driven by in a red vehicle,” according to CPD Lt Joey Hoadley.

The vehicle’s make and model are unknown.

Anyone with information about the shooting -– or anyone who may have seen the vehicle -– is urged to call the Caldwell Police Department at 208-454-7531 or CrimeStoppers at 208-343-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.