BOISE -- Two police officers and a wanted man have been shot during a standoff on the Boise Bench Friday afternoon.
Both officers were rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
On Friday night, Boise police said one officer was in critical but stable condition and the other was in fair condition.
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 underwent surgery at WestVet on Chinden Boulevard.
On Friday night, a critical care specialist at WestVet said Jardo was out of surgery and was in stable condition. Jardo had life-threatening injuries to his chest, the specialist said.
He said he rushed from work after his wife called in a panic, telling him that there were police everywhere.
"That's very nerve-racking, I'm still shaking a little bit," he said.
Chapple's wife had just picked up one of their children from school when the shooting started, he said.
"I walked out and we started hearing gunshots, and I was like 'get inside now,'" he said.
Friday's shooting marks the third shooting involving police in the Treasure Valley in less than 24 hours. The Critical Incident Task Force, led by Garden City Police, will investigate the shooting.
The last time a Boise Police officer was shot was in June, when an officer responding to a shooting at a Bridlewood Court home was shot once in the chest. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest, and escaped serious injury.
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