This post was updated at 9:12 a.m.
Boise Police now say it appears a shot fired by Officer Jason Green hit the suspect. The man's name isn't being released. Police also say there's now evidence the suspect had fired shots from the home into the neighborhood.
The Boise Police Department says one of its officers shot at a man overnight after the man pointed a gun at the policeman. The man who the officer fired on was later found dead.
The BPD says the situation started when police were called to a duplex near the intersection of Malad and Gourley streets, where a neighbor reported a man breaking out windows with a crowbar around 1:30 a.m..
The Police Department says Officer Jason Green told those conducting an initial investigation that he saw the man pointing his gun out of the home, at the officer. Green then then fired at the suspect. Police say they’re not certain Green’s shots hit the man.
BPD says nearby residents were then evacuated.
Immediately after the shots were fired, for the safety of residents, officers evacuated several people from a handful of homes on the small culdesac on Malad Street near where the shooting occurred. At this time, 6:25 a.m., those residents are being housed at a nearby school while officers collect evidence on scene.
The Boise Police Special Operations Team (SWAT) was called because of the potential danger to the neighborhood. The SOU Team secured the area. Officers continued to try and make contact with the suspect. When officers approached the residence, the found the man deceased at 4:27 a.m. - Boise Police Department news release
The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force will investigate the circumstances of the shooting.
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