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UPDATE: One Dead, Two Officers Seriously Wounded in Boise Bench Shootout


  • Kelsey Hawes

Nov. 11, 2016 6 p.m.

Boise Police confirmed that that the suspect in a Friday afternoon shootout in a Boise Bench neighborhood was shot and killed. The man, tentatively identified as 33-year-old Marco Romero, had been wanted in connection with a November 8 double-shooting in Meridian.

Two Boise Police Officers were also seriously wounded in Friday's gunfire. Both were rushed to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

ORIGINAL POST: Nov. 11, 2016 4 p.m.

An investigation is under way following a mid-afternoon shootout in a Boise Bench neighborhood that left two police officers and a male suspect wounded.

Details are few, but officials confirmed two BPD officers had been shot in a standoff with the suspect. Both officers were rushed to a local hospital and their conditions are unknown.

The suspect, tentatively identified as Marco Romero, 33, was also shot in the Friday standoff and is reportedly receiving medical care. Romero had been wanted in connection with a Nov. 8 double shooting in Meridian. His condition is also unknown.

The manhunt began around 1 p.m. in the Boise Bench neighborhood bounded by Emerald and Orchard streets. That's where police conducted a yard-to-yard search for Romero after receiving a tip from neighbors he was in the area. BPD used their reverse 911 system to warn residents in the area to stay inside their homes.