Alberto Chavez, 20, of Nampa, one of three men suspected of being involved in a August shooting that led to the death of a Nampa man, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday, according to court documents.
Chavez will face sentencing of the gang-related shooting death of Kyle Jackson, 26, on Aug. 22.
That day, according to witnesses, a man in a dark SUV got into a confrontation with Jackson. Jackson reportedly waved a knife around, and Chavez presented a firearm. Then, according to the arrest affidavit, Chavez shot Jackson once in the head. The suspects then fled the scene. Jackson was taken to the hospital where he died the following Monday.
Investigators determined where the suspects were located Sunday and a chase was initiated. Suspects fled from the police 4:40 p.m. in a Blazer. The chase sometimes reached speeds of 90 mph and went through Canyon and Ada counties. Officers used a PIT maneuver to end the chase near Horseshoe Bend.
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Two other people are also facing charges in the incident: Luis Castillo-Rodriguez, 21, of Nampa and Robert Johnson, 36, of Nampa. Castillio-Rodriguez is accused of driving the SUV when Jackson was shot. Johnson was accused of driving the Blazer during the police chase.