Boise men charged in fatal shooting in Garden City

BOISE - Two men accused in the shooting that killed a man in Garden City last month have been formally charged with second-degree murder.          

Mykle Blumenshine, 28, and Lyle Croson, 34, appeared before an Ada County judge this afternoon.

Police say that the night of Oct. 20, they both fired at 30-year-old Paul Wyatt Russell Jr., who died of a single gunshot wound to the head. And they say Croson drove with Blumenshine to and from the area of 39th and Stockton streets, where the shooting took place.

The judge set bond at $1 million for both men, and set preliminary hearings for Nov. 18.

A third suspect, Elena Pena, is due in court on Monday.

The shooting happened at around 7:48 p.m. on October 20 near the intersection of West 39th and Stockton streets, just behind the fire station on Chinden Boulevard.

Croson was arrested October 21 along with his girlfriend, 27-year-old Elena Pena, at a gas station in Boise.

Before Thursday's charge, Croson remained at the Ada County Jail after being served with a warrant for parole violations.

Blumenshine also had been held on parole violations after surrendering to police on Halloween night at a home in Ada County. Authorities had previously identified him as a person of interest in the shooting.

In addition to the charges against Croson and Blumenshine, the prosecutor's office said the charge against Pena will be amended from aiding and abetting aggravated battery to aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

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