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Police: Criminal charges possible in shooting death of Boise State hockey player

Investigators say the gunshot that killed Bobby Skinner was not self-inflicted.

BOISE, Idaho — New details are emerging as Boise Police detectives continue to investigate the death of a 22-year-old Boise State hockey player.

Police say 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” Skinner died from a single gunshot wound early last Friday at a residence on W. Belmont Street in Boise. Officers responded to the home at 2:44 a.m.

The initial information revealed that Skinner suffered an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators say they spoke with several people who were at the residence at the time of the shooting.

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However, upon further investigation, officers say they have learned the gunshot was not self-inflicted.

Although the shooting still appears to be unintentional, criminal charges are possible.

The investigation is being turned over to the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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