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Suspect in Nampa shooting arrested in Utah

The shooting victim passed away following the arrest of the suspect, 21-year-old Christopher Williams.
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Christopher Williams

NAMPA, Idaho — A 21-year-old accused of shooting another man multiple times in Nampa has been taken into custody. 

Christopher Williams was arrested overnight in Tremonton, Utah after a Utah State Police trooper tried to pull him over on suspicion of being a drunk driver. Williams led troopers on a car chase, then jumped out of his pickup and ran away, police say, but was ultimately caught and arrested. 

Williams is being held on charges of DUI, eluding, obstruct & delay and battery. 

Nampa Police say he is also the suspect in a Thursday evening shooting at an apartment in Nampa. The victim, who was later identified as 21-year-old James Daniel Chantz, passed away due to his injuries. 

Police have not released a motive in the shooting.

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