BOISE, Idaho — The man shot and injured in a confrontation with police one week ago in southeast Boise will be jailed on suspicion of three felonies once he's released from the hospital, the Boise Police Department said Wednesday.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Gavin Donithorne, 22, who is facing a total of three felony charges: two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of eluding. He will be booked into the Ada County Jail upon his release from the hospital, the police department said. Boise Police said Donithorne's condition is not available for release.
Donithorne was injured Wednesday, March 8, when a Boise Police officer shot him on Boise Avenue near Apple Street. Boise Police and Ada County Sheriff's Office deputies had been looking for him that morning, after police said family members reported receiving threatening messages from him. They said Donithorne had traveled to Boise from Oregon.
The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force continues its investigation of the shooting, but in preliminary information released the day of the shooting, police said Ada County deputies first spotted Donithorne in Star and tried to pull him over in Eagle, but he continued driving into Boise and stopped on the southeast corner of Boise Avenue and Apple Street, then got out of his car holding what appeared to be a gun. Police said he pointed it at officers and appeared to fire. One Boise Police officer and one Ada County deputy fired at Donithorne. He was hit, police said, but ran down Boise Avenue before officers caught him and took him to the hospital.
Police said a carbon dioxide-powered BB gun was recovered from the scene.
The Boise Police officer who fired at Donithorne is identified as N. Quintana, a five-year veteran officer who joined Boise P.D. in January of this year.
Quintana and the deputy involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, as is policy following critical incidents such as officer-involved shootings.
The Meridian Police Department is leading the Critical Incident Task Force investigation. All video of the incident is being reviewed as part of the investigation.
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