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[Update] Man in custody after fatal shooting in Garden City

Mykle Don Blumenshine, Jr.
Mykle Don Blumenshine, Jr.

Mykle Don Blumenshine Jr., 28, was taken into custody Monday night in connection with a shooting that killed a Treasure Valley man.

Blumenshine Jr., a person of interest in the Oct. 20 shooting near West 39th and Stockton streets, was booked into the Ada County Jail on an agent’s warrant, according to a press release from Garden City Police.

Police said about 8:50 p.m. Monday they received information that Blumenshine Jr. was at a home on the 10,000 block of Fox Brush Court in Ada County, where he was taken into custody without incident. Police said they found evidence critical to the case, including two handguns and a vehicle thought to be involved.

Garden City Police previously arrested Elena Pena, 27, in connection with the shooting. Witnesses told investigators that Pena instigated a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting. The victim’s girlfriend identified Pena’s boyfriend, Lyle Croson, as the shooter, but so far he has not been charged.

Paul Wyatt Russell Jr., 30, died Oct. 25 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center after he was found wounded days before, police said.

Nicole Blanchard: 208-377-6410, @NMBlanchard

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