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Boise Police officers involved in shooting incident placed on paid administrative leave

The individual involved in the shooting remains at the hospital in critical but stable condition. All officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Police reported a shooting incident that took place on Sunday afternoon on 36th Street and North Eryie Way in Boise. 

The shooting occurred as officers confronted a suspect who was believed to be connected to a missing 14-year-old who has since been found safe.

According to the Boise Police Department (BPD) Twitter account, officers began seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Mohamud Hassan Mkoma in relation to a missing child at 6:22 p.m. on Sunday. The tweet said officers had reason to believe the child, a 14-year-old, was in danger.

"Earlier this evening, officers were responding to a report of an abduction of a child by an individual known to the family," Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said during a press briefing. "As officers were investigating it, there was information that caused them grave concern. We were preparing to release an AMBER Alert."

Lee said he could not provide details on the information due to the investigation being ongoing. 

Lee said officers on patrol located the vehicle of the suspect. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect fled.

While officers were in pursuit of the suspect, they saw what they believed was a weapon being waved around inside the vehicle. Officers were eventually able to stop the vehicle.

When officers exited their vehicles and confronted the suspect, Lee said something happened that "compelled the officers to exercise force" and shoot the suspect. Officials have not said what kind of weapon the suspect had, or confirmed whether he pointed or fired it at officers before being shot. 

"After the officer-involved shooting, they immediately made sure that the juvenile was safe, and then transitioned over to life-saving measures and rendered life-saving aid to the individual that had been involved in the officer-involved shooting," Lee said.

The individual involved in the shooting was taken to a local hospital and taken into surgery. BPD said Monday the suspect was in critical but stable condition. 

Lee said BPD believes this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public at this time.

 BPD announced via Twitter the 14-year-old was found safely at 7:34 p.m. Lee confirmed the child's safety during the press briefing.

No officers were injured.

The incident is being investigated by the Garden City Police Department's Critical Incident Task Force.

The three officers involved in the incident have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to BPD.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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