A Boise man was injured after being shot while trying to chase down a suspected home invader on Sunday morning, according to Boise police.
Around 6:30 a.m., a man allegedly broke into a home on the 2600 block of Regan Avenue in the West Boise neighborhood. A resident of the home confronted the burglar as the latter took off with stolen property. The resident then gave chase, said Sgt. Justin Kendall. The two ran through an alley and around the neighborhood.
Around half an hour later at 27th Street and Stewart Avenue, the burglar pulled out a gun and shot the resident in the shoulder after a confrontation, police said. The resident wasn’t seriously injured, according to police.
Kendall told the Statesman that police were still trying to track down the suspect. He’s described as a white man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds. He reportedly has medium length, blondish-brown hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt or possibly a hooded sweatshirt, along with jeans and a black or black-checkered, tactical-style backpack.
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Police later Sunday released two photos of a “person of interest” in the case. Taken by a night-vision camera, the images are grainy but show a man with a backpack, a ball cap and what appears to be a gun tucked in the pack or a back pocket.
Anyone with information about the burglar or the incident is asked to call 911 with emergency information, or 208-377-6790 for non-emergency tips. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.