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Meridian man charged with murder following downtown Boise shooting

20-year-old Timmothy Morgan was arrested early Sunday morning on a second-degree murder charge.
Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office
Timmothy Morgan, 20.

BOISE, Idaho — A 20-year-old Meridian man was arrested on a second-degree murder charge on Sunday morning after a downtown Boise shooting that left one dead.

Boise Police officers in the downtown area reportedly heard multiple gunshots fired near 6th Street and Grove Street. When officers approached the area, they reportedly saw a man, who was not a suspect, dragging another male victim out of the street.

Responding officers worked to secure the scene and later discovered the victim has multiple gunshot wounds. Officers performed life-saving measures on the male victim until paramedics arrived, but he later died at the scene of the incident.

Officers interviewed multiple witnesses and determined the suspect fled from the scene before they arrived. After setting a perimeter and searching the area, the suspect was identified as 20-year-old Timmothy Morgan of Meridian.

Morgan was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on felony second-degree murder and use of deadly weapon charges. During a hearing Tuesday, he was ordered to remain in jail on $2 million bond.

On Tuesday evening, Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens announced that the victim was identified as 28-year-old Lamont Rodgers. Her office did not release any further details about the victim or the case.

Also Tuesday evening, Boise Police said that because there was a large crowd when the shooting took place, detectives believe there may be additional witnesses or cell phone video from before, during, and after the shooting. Detectives are also looking for any businesses on 6th street between Main and Front that may have surveillance video from around that time.

The Boise Police Dept. urges anyone with video or additional information to call dispatch at 208-377-6790 or contact Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677). You can also submit video directly to Crime Stoppers by going to www.343COPS.com, or by using the "P3 Tips" app for your mobile device.

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