BOISE -- A 35-year-old Boise man who authorities believe shot and killed another man during a February road rage incident now faces the charge of first-degree murder.

Shawn Fisher was previously charged with aggravated battery and kicking a police dog.

Police say Fisher is responsible for a bizarre string of events on February 18 that began at an apartment complex near Vista Avenue in Boise. They say those events include the deadly shooting of 28-year-old Matthew Mohler-Kerns of Boise.

Prosecutors originally linked Fisher with two out of the three crime scenes in the alleged road rage shooting incident. Now it appears they have enough evidence to charge him in the death of Mohler-Kerns.


Investigators say on February 18, 2013, Fisher rear-ended a stranger on Vista Avenue in a road rage incident, and then pulled a gun. They say he also fired a shot, blowing out his own car window.

Fisher was then arrested in a south Boise neighborhood several hours later. That's where homeowners say he was seen yelling and threatening several people.

The third crime scene linked to the case is on Franklin Road where the victim, Matthew Mohler-Kearns, was found shot in the head inside his car.


Fisher was indicted on a first-degree murder charge by a grand jury Tuesday morning.

Ada County Deputy Prosecutor John Dinger says Fisher now faces a first-degree murder charge, along with felony aggravated battery, and felony and misdemeanor drug charges. He's also charged with resisting and obstructing law enforcement. Those charges also include a weapon enhancement.

Dinger wouldn't comment further on the case.

Fisher will be arraigned on the new charges at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. That's where the 35-year-old will be able to enter a plea in the case.

In the meantime, he's being held in the Ada County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

28-year-old Matthew Mohler Kerns

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