MERIDIAN, Idaho — A man wanted on felony charges was shot and killed by an officer Monday night while being taken into custody after he pulled out a weapon, the Boise Police Department said.
The Ada County Coroner released the identity of the man shot and killed by police on Tuesday -- Eli Nash, 32, from Boise. His cause and manner of death is pending. The Garden City Police Department is leading the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force investigation into the shooting.
Fugitive Recovery Agents from the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) joined BPD officers in searching for the suspect on felony charges, according to a press release sent Monday night.
According to the IDOC website, Nash is wanted for a parole violation related to the sexual exploitation of a minor. He absconded. Which means he failed to maintain contact with his parole officer as required under the terms of his release on parole. He is a registered sex offender, IDOC said on their website. Nash was on the "IDOC most wanted" list with unknown whereabouts.
Once Nash was located, officers tried to remove him from his vehicle and arrest him, but police said he "produced a weapon." It is unclear what the weapon was.
It was then that a BPD officer fired a shot that struck the man. Nash was pronounced dead in that parking lot at 8:20 p.m after attempts to save his life were unsuccessful, the Ada County Coroner said.
The shooting happened at about 4:30 p.m., in the Texas Roadhouse parking lot near East Fairview Avenue and North Records Way. At 5:40 p.m. Monday. The Boise Police Department said in a Twitter post that the scene was secure.
The Boise Police Department said video evidence of the incident will be reviewed during the investigation. The officer who shot Nash was not physically hurt and will be placed on administrative leave, as is department policy.
BPD will conduct an internal investigation, and the City of Boise Office of Police Accountability will also conduct a separate investigation.
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