BOISE, Idaho- KTVB reports that two police officers and a wanted man have been shot during a standoff on the Boise Bench Friday afternoon.
Both officers have been rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
An emotional Boise Police Chief Bill Bones told reporters at the hospital Friday evening that one of the officers in in surgery, and the other is being treated in the emergency room. The conditions of the officers have not yet been released.
“We had a serious tragedy in the city of Boise tonight, both for our police department and our community,” he said.
Police say they believe the shooter is 33-year-old Marco Romero, although Bones said his identity has not been confirmed with 100 percent certainty. The suspect was shot and killed.
Romero was wanted in connection with a double shooting in Meridian Tuesday night that injured two.
Friday’s shooting near the intersection of Irving and Wilson streets happened as police were doing a yard-to-yard search for Romero, who was spotted in the area by neighbors earlier Friday.
Jardo, a K9 police dog was also shot and is in surgery at WestVet on Chinden Boulevard, Bones said.
“I would ask that the prayers of the citizens of Boise are out there tonight for our officers to make sure they come through this OK,” Bones said.
Boise Police K-9 also shot and injured. Jardo is being treated by a vet.
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