Suspect in Shooting at Boise Mall Dies, Identified

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The fishy successful a promenade shooting successful Boise, Idaho, who allegedly changeable and killed 2 radical and injured 4 others connected Monday, has died and has been identified.

The fishy is identified arsenic 27-year-old Jacob Bergquist, of Boise, according to the Ada County Coroner. He died connected Tuesday morning, and his origin of decease is pending, Coroner Dotti Owens said.

The Boise Police Department archetypal got the telephone that shots had been fired astatine the Boise Towne Square Mall astatine astir 1:50 p.m. section clip connected Monday, with callers describing a achromatic antheral dressed successful black, successful possession of aggregate guns.

One of the radical killed was identified arsenic Jo Acker, 26, who worked astatine the promenade arsenic a information guard, Owens said. The Boise Police Department said successful a statement connected Tuesday that the fishy “shot the information serviceman who died astatine the scene.”

“The fishy past fired aggregate rounds wrong the building, striking the solid escalator and a 2nd unfortunate who succumbed to his injures astatine the hospital,” the connection continues.

The 2nd decease was Roberto Padilla Arguelles, 49, according to the Ada County Coroner.

Idaho Shooting First responders instrumentality attraction of radical who were wrong the Boise Towne Square buying promenade erstwhile a antheral opened occurrence astatine the mall, successful Boise, Idaho, connected Oct. 25, 2021. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)
Idaho Shooting Police and exigency crews respond to a reported shooting astatine the Boise Towne Square buying mall, successful Boise, Idaho, connected Oct. 25, 2021. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Boise constabulary said that the fishy “then continued done the mall, firing rounds into the level resulting successful injuries to 2 females.” They were aged 52 and 23. A antheral was besides hospitalized aft helium was injured successful a autumn portion trying to fly the mall.

Officers arrived connected the country astir 1:53 p.m. and saw a idiosyncratic matching the suspect’s description. The fishy and astatine slightest 1 responding serviceman exchanged gunfire on a engaged road.

Amid the gunfight, a 68-year-old pistillate who was successful her car was changeable and injured. A constabulary serviceman was besides injured aft his chapeau was struck by the gunfire done his conveyance model and shards of solid deed him, according to the constabulary department. The serviceman was treated and discharged from a hospital.

A full of 18 spent ammunition casings were recovered wrong the building. Preliminary probe recovered the fishy was carrying aggregate guns and ammunition, the constabulary section said.

It added determination is nary grounds of further planned attacks oregon ongoing threats to the public, and “all grounds indicates the fishy was acting alone.”

Ryan Lee, Lauren McLean Boise Chief of Police Ryan Lee and Mayor Lauren McLean astatine a property league successful Boise, Idaho, connected Oct. 26, 2021. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said that Bergquist ne'er worked astatine the promenade but did spell determination often and was antecedently contacted by information guards for disorderly behavior.

Lee besides said that Bergquist was known to constabulary from erstwhile reports of disorderly behaviour oregon trespassing, but “did not person immoderate crushed to apprehension him.”

Police proceed to analyse to effort to understand Bergquist’s motives, Lee said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Ly


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