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Boise police now believe that a 22-year-old man who died near Boise State last Friday was not the victim of an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot.
According to press release from the Boise Police Department, the shooting is still thought to be accidental, but there was someone else involved. Charges could be forthcoming even though the shooting was unintentional, police said. The case has been forwarded to the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office.
Below is our previous reporting.
Boise police responded to the scene of a shooting early Friday, finding a 22-year-old Boise man dead at the scene.
The shooting occurred at around 2:45 a.m. in the 900 block of Belmont Street, according to the Boise Police Department. Police interviewed several subjects and reported that they are not looking for any suspects.
Police said they have not been able to identify a “criminal element” to the shooting. The manner of death in the shooting is under investigation.
The Ada County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Robert Skinner.
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