One Boise man is dead and another is charged with murder after a shooting at the Boise Depot late Wednesday. The 21-year-old victim, Zacheriah Neil Peterson of Boise, died soon after he was transported to a local hospital.
Police say they arrested Brandon T. Bahr, 24, at a residence in Meridian at 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The Boise man has been charged with first-degree murder and felony aggravated assault.
Bahr was located at a residence near the intersection of West Cherry Lane and Ten Mile Road. He was taken into custody without incident, police said.
Shots were fired at the Depot shortly before 9 p.m., and responding officers found Peterson with a gunshot wound to the chest, Boise police said.
He was immediately taken to the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, but died at about 9:30 p.m.
Witnesses told officers they saw Peterson arguing with another man when the argument turned violent.
Bahr has a criminal record. His most recent charge is still in court. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of petit theft, reportedly committed June 27, according to court documents. He had also been convicted of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit in 2013, purchasing alcohol as a minor in 2012 and possessing drugs with intention to use in 2011.
There were no scheduled or permitted events taking place at the Boise Depot at the time of the shooting, Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway said. Entering the Depot and surrounding grounds after dark is illegal unless attending a permitted event there, Holloway said.