Crime

After police plea for tips, Boise man accused in Caldwell drive-by shooting

Robert Angel Ballesteros, 30, of Boise
Robert Angel Ballesteros, 30, of Boise

Caldwell and Boise police worked together to arrest a man Tuesday they suspect shot at two young men near Luby Park Monday night, according to a Caldwell Police Department press release.

Roberto Angel Ballesteros, 30, of Boise, is charged with aiding and abetting aggravated assault, shooting into an occupied vehicle and felony possession of a substance. Police believe there is one more suspect on the loose, according to the release.

The victims in the shooting, ages 20 and 18, said they were parked in a car at the park when the occupants of another vehicle shot at them around 8:50 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, police put out a public call for tips. Investigators “developed information” that led them to Ballesteros, who was staying at a Boise hotel Tuesday night. CPD and BPD arrested him at about 10:30 p.m.

Now police are asking for help in finding the remaining suspect. If you have information, you’re urged to call Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip at 208-343-COPS. If your tip leads to a felony arrest you could be rewarded up to $1,000, according to the release.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner

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