Jesus M. Garcia, 24, of Nampa, has been charged with second degree murder following the death of Daviel Ruiz-Gomez.
Ruiz-Gomez was one of the victims stabbed this weekend at China Blue in Downtown Boise and died from multiple stab wounds, according to a Boise Police Department press release.
The Ada County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified Ruiz-Gomez as a 21-year-old from Meridian. The coroner’s office said Ruiz-Gomez was on life support until Tuesday after being transported to Saint Alphonsus immediately after the Saturday morning stabbing.
Boise police officers arrived at China Blue around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, according to a Boise Police Department release.
Witnesses identified the suspect at that time as 24-year-old Jesus Garcia, and officers found a substance that tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine, according to BPD.
Officers arrested Garcia on charges of possession of a controlled substance and two probation violations.
Detectives found evidence that the two victims were stabbed by Jesus Garcia during an altercation, BPD said.
Officers charged Garcia with second degree murder and aggravated battery. Garcia remains in the Ada County Jail as of Wednesday night.
Ruiz-Gomez was declared brain dead on Monday, the coroner’s office said. He died from two stab wounds, according to the report. His death was ruled a homicide.
Police on Saturday issued a release that two people had been hospitalized following the incident, which occurred around 1:40 a.m. One of the victims was said to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police at 377-6790.