A 17-year-old boy shot outside his Caldwell home late on the night of March 28 remained in a Boise hospital's intensive care unit Monday but is stable and able to talk to investigators, Caldwell police said Monday.
The victim regained consciousness and was able to help police identify four suspects in the shooting and planned robbery that reportedly led to the attack, Caldwell police Capt. Devin Riley said. All four were arrested over the weekend, he said.
Isaiah Zuniga, 20, of Greenleaf is suspected of shooting the teen and faces felony charges of aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Justin Archila, 18, of Middleton is suspected of participating in the attack and is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. A 17-year-old Caldwell boy whose name has not been released, also is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, and 36-year-old Tanya Sue Maddox of Caldwell is charged with aiding and abetting robbery. Maddox and the juvenile are not accused of participating in the physical altercation, Riley said.
A fifth person, 31-year-old Carl Fadling of Caldwell, was initially listed among the arrests in the case, but he was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant, Riley said.
The victim was shot twice shortly before midnight and his wallet was stolen outside his residence in the 2700 block of Arrowhead Drive, off East Linden Street in Caldwell, police said. Two people witnessed the altercation and assisted the victim, but they did not know the attackers, police said.
Investigators don't believe the shooting is gang-related, but it could be drug-related, Riley said.
Police say they have arrested everyone believed to be involved in the shooting, but the investigation continues.
This is not Zuniga’s first robbery charge: He pleaded a 2013 charge of robbery down to grand theft, undergoing a brief prison-based treatment program before being released on probation. Court records indicate he may still be on probation for that conviction.
Archila in 2010 admitted to grand theft and burglary as a juvenile, serving probation and credited for 41 days in jail.