Coroner identifies man killed in road-rage shooting

The shooting happened Sunday night on Five Mile Road in Boise.

BOISE -- The Ada County coroner has identified a Boise man who was shot to death after a traffic dispute Sunday night.

Luis Rey Lara, 38, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Twenty-one-year-old Jacob Wall of Boise is charged in his murder.

Prosecutor Jean Fisher said the shooting at about 6 p.m. happened after Lara and Wall exchanged words while in traffic on Five Mile Road just south of Edna Street. Lara got out of his vehicle at a stoplight and approached Wall's car, she said.

"The victim did start swinging punches at the defendant through an open window," Fisher said.

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At that point, according to the prosecution, Wall pulled a Glock 21 handgun out of his center console and shot Lara in the shoulder. Lara retreated back to his own car, Fisher said, and began asking passersby to call 911.

Prosecutors say Wall - still carrying the gun - followed Lara back to the victim's car, and Lara tackled him.

"A fight ensued and this defendant shot and killed Mr. Lara, shooting him approximately three times in the abdomen," Fisher said.

Fisher said Wall had previously been involved in a "road-rage sort of situation" in 2015 when he used his car to ram police vehicles. He faced felony charges in connection to that incident, but ultimately pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

Defense attorney Danica Comstock asked the judge to set Wall's bond at $50,000, pointing to his lack of felony convictions and Idaho ties.

But the judge ultimately complied with Fisher's request, setting bond at $1 million and ordering the suspect to have no contact with the victim's wife and other family members.

Wall is due back in court Nov. 21. If convicted of second-degree murder, he could face up to life in prison.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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