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Police shoot, arrest man wanted for aggravated battery

Boise Police officers found the man in the Columbia Village area.

BOISE, Idaho — Monday afternoon, around 4:45 p.m., Boise Police received a tip that a man wanted for aggravated battery was hanging around the Columbia Village area close to Red Cedar Ln. and Lake Forest Dr.

Police located Jeremy Waste, 30, from Garden City  around 5:30 p.m. in a nearby parking lot, according to a Boise Police news release. The officer tried to arrest the man, but, according to police, he pulled out a knife and attempted to assault the officer. 

A second officer on the scene then shot Waste and injured him. According to the Boise Police Department, the officers provided care until paramedics arrived. 

Waste was ultimately released from the hospital and booked into the Ada County Jail on suspicion of three felonies: aggravated assault, aggravated battery and an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon.

The Boise Police Department said the two officers involved were not injured. They are on paid administrative leave, as is department policy following shootings involving police officers.

The Meridian Police Department is leading the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force investigation of the shooting.

Waste was wanted in connection with an aggravated battery that police said happened Friday on East Mokena Drive, in another southeast Boise neighborhood just south of Holcomb and Amity roads. Waste is accused of stabbing someone, whom he knew, then fleeing the scene. The victim's injuries were not considered life-threatening.

In a hearing Tuesday afternoon, Ada County Magistrate Judge Michael Lojek set Waste's bond at $1.5 million in the case stemming from Monday's incident. He was still being held in the Ada County Jail as of Wednesday morning. A preliminary hearing is set for the morning of Dec. 5.

Additionally, Waste's bond is set at $300,000 on the charges related to Friday's alleged battery. A preliminary hearing in that case is set for the morning of Dec. 2. 

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