Nampa police say a man confronting a stranger in the backyard of a friends house was stabbed and then shot with is own gun late Wednesday night before the attacker ran away.
Paramedics took the victim to a local hospital for treatment of what police say are non life-threatening injuries.
Now police are trying to find the attacker, who is described as being between 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 260 pounds. Witnesses say he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.
Police were sent to a home in the 2300 block of Florence Street, which is located in the Greenhurst and Powerline roads neighborhood, around 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Witnesses told police the victim saw a man he didnt know in the backyard of his friends house and went outside to confront him. They got into an argument, which turned into a fight, when the victim was stabbed. Police say the victims gun was fired during the struggle but it isnt clear who fired it. What police do know was the bullet hit the victim.
Thats when the attacker ran away and people inside the home called 911. Police say no one inside the home knows who the attacker is or why he was in the backyard. Police reports do not indicate what was said between the two men before the fight.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 343-2677.