BOISE - Ada County Coroner Dottie Owens has released the identity of a man found dead in his vehicle early Saturday morning. Owens says 32-year-old Marshal Fulp of Boise died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
At the time of Fulp's death he was a suspect in a rape reported earlier that morning.
Officers responded to the report of a rape at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the area of Compass Drive and Hill Road.
Police say the suspect was known to the victim, and had fled the scene before officers arrived. Police escorted the victim out of the home. She was then taken to the hospital.
Patrol officers began looking for the suspect. At about 4:15 a.m., they saw a car matching the description of the suspect’s car near North Stone Creek Way and Hill Road. Police say that when officers turned on the patrol car’s overhead lights, the suspect sped away. Additional officers were called to the area, and the suspect’s car was again spotted on North Stone Creek Way just north of Hill Road.
As officer’s approached the suspect’s car, they found Fulp dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers did not fire their weapons.
Boise Police Victim Witness coordinators are assisting the rape victim.