The man accused of shooting a Boise woman in her back yard last month is now charged with stalking the woman.
In an amended complaint filed Tuesday, Christopher L. Wirfs, 35, is accused of making repeated telephone calls to the woman, leaving threatening voice messages, sending her text messages and showing up at her place of employment and home. The incidents took place between July 7 and Sept. 12, the date Wirfs allegedly went to the home of Makaela Zabel-Gravatt, 32, in the 700 block of West Resseguie Street and shot her at least twice.
“As the investigation proceeded, we received information that led us to believe he was stalking her,” Deputy Ada County Prosecutor Dan Dinger said.
Dinger declined to provide further details, but during a court hearing last month, he told a judge that Wirfs had left a voice message on Zabel-Gravatt’s phone, threatening to kill her.
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Wirfs allegedly showed up Sept. 12 at Ambitions Salon, where Zabel-Gravatt works, according to court documents. He was asked to leave and escorted out by another person. She was shot at her home later that day.
Wirfs remains in the Ada County Jail, where he is being held on $1 million bail.
The defendant was previously charged with felony aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. Besides the stalking charge, the amended complaint also charges Wirfs with resisting officers for running away when they sought to arrest him.
Wirfs is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 11 for a preliminary hearing before Ada County Magistrate Michael Oths.