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Update: Marine Corps identifies apartment shooting victim as Marine

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-02 17:33:04-05

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE 2: The U.S. Marine Corps has identified Cpl. Davis M. Mosqueda as the Marine who was pronounced dead after sustaining gunshot wounds on Dec. 30, 2020.

According to a press release sent by the U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl. Mosqueda was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. since February 2019, and was a member of the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.

Mosqueda, a native of Boise, Idaho, enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 31, 2018, according to the press release. His personal decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

“We are tremendously saddened by this terrible loss. Davis was a highly driven Marine with a team-first mentality,” said Col. Teague Pastel, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Davis’s family and friends, and our priority will be taking care of them during this tragic time.”

UPDATE 1: The Ada County Coroner's Office identified the victim in what police say is a murder investigation. Davis M. Mosqueda, 20 of Boise, was taken from the area of a Boise apartment complex to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center on December 30.

Life-saving measures were not successful and he was pronounced dead in the emergency department, according to the coroner report. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death is homicide.

The investigation is being conducted by the Boise Police Department.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Nampa man is in the Ada County Jail on a felony murder charge after Boise Police responded to a reported shooting just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. The shooting happened near Fairview Avenue and Cloverdale Road.

Boise and Meridian Police officers secured the scene. According to a news release from BPD, Ada County Paramedics took the male adult victim to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Officer started their investigation and Devon Arnold, 21 of Nampa, was taken into custody.

A preliminary investigation shows the victim was with a group of friends at an apartment in the area when Arnold showed up. The news release says evidence shows the victim left the apartment to check on a friend when he was shot near a parking lot in the area of Cloverfield Lane and Dawn Place.

Police say Arnold remained on scene and, after further investigation by the Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit, was booked into the Ada County Jail. The Ada County Jail website says Arnold was booked at 7:36 a.m.

The Ada County Coroner will release the identity of the victim pending family notification. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information who has not spoken with the police yet is asked to call Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790 or CrimeStoppers at 208-343-COPS.