Crime

Man who shot Meridian officer was a fugitive out on parole

Crime Stoppers provided this photo of Daniel Isaiah Norris to southwest Idaho news media on June 27, 2018.
Crime Stoppers provided this photo of Daniel Isaiah Norris to southwest Idaho news media on June 27, 2018.

Notice went out to local media Wednesday that the Idaho Department of Correction had put Daniel Isaiah Norris on its most wanted list for a parole violation.

Four days later, on Sunday, Meridian Police Officer Kyle Mikowski shot and killed Norris during a confrontation on the 1900 block of Cressida Place in southwest Boise.

Officers on Sunday were looking for a person with an outstanding felony warrant when they found Norris and two other people, police said.

Norris fled on foot and Mikowski pursued. According to an eyewitness, Nedim Cavcic, Mikowski used his stun gun on Norris. The fugitive then fired at Mikowski, hitting the officer in the legs.

Mikowski returned fire. Norris died at the scene. Mikowski underwent surgery and has since been released from the hospital.

Norris, 33, has an extensive criminal history.

Three years ago to the day, on July 1, 2015, Norris, also known by the alias "Heaven," made the news when he ran into a home on Spearfish Drive in east Meridian while fleeing a bondsman who was trying to serve an arrest warrant. After about two hours in the home, Norris walked out and was arrested without incident.

In 2004, Norris was sent to prison for robbery. It is not immediately known when he was released.

In February 2016, he pleaded guilty to solicitation of kidnapping in the second degree. According to Idaho Department of Correction records, he was on parole through July 22, 2024.

Officers were looking for an individual with an outstanding felony warrant when they located the suspects, who fled on foot. Officers pursued on foot, and one suspect opened fire on police, said Meridian Police Chief Jeff Lavey.

John Sowell contributed.
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