Fairview Avenue reopened following shooting

Shooting on Fairview Avenue closes part of road
Shooting on Fairview Avenue closes part of road
Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 16:25:27-05

Fairview Avenue is now reopened after a shooting closed part of the road Tuesday morning.

Boise Police report officers responded to reports of a person and a vehicle stopped in the road between North Liberty Street and North Hartman Street around 9:46 a.m. Tuesday. BPD reports an "officer involved shooting" then took place and is now under investigation by Ada County Critical Incident Task Force.

An updated news release from Boise Police reports a man was attempting to flag down drivers on Fairview Avenue and police were called with concerns for his welfare. Police say an officer arrived and pulled in behind the man's vehicle with lights activated and the officer was wearing a full uniform.

The man then left the car and "after a brief interaction, the officer was forced to discharge his duty weapon injuring the suspect," according to the BPD release. The officer began life-saving measures and the man was taken to an area hospital.

The man's condition is currently unknown.

BPD reports the involved officer was not injured and is on paid administrative leave per department policy.

Charges against the man are pending for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against an officer.

Fairview Avenue reopened at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.