One of the three men reportedly involved in a shooting Saturday that led to the death of a Nampa man now faces multiple charges in the death, according to court documents.
Alberto Chavez, 20, of Nampa, is charged in Canyon County with second-degree murder and destroying or concealing evidence, both felonies. Prosecutors are also seeking enhancements for the use of a deadly weapon in a felony and committing a felony in the course of gang activity. Chavez’s initial warrant included a bond of $1 million.
Chavez is suspected of the gang-related shooting of Kyle Jackson, 26.
In the hours before Jackson’s death, Nampa police say he was wearing red gang clothing, waving a red “rag” and antagonizing drivers near the 200 block of Caldwell Boulevard. Officers warned Jackson he could be arrested for disturbing the police, but did not take him into custody.
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Later that day police found him unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
Witnesses told police the killer was the passenger in a dark blue SUV that had pulled up to Jackson on Caldwell Boulevard. According to the arrest affidavit, Jackson got into a confrontation with the people in the SUV and waved a knife around. Then a man identified as Chavez put one foot out the SUV and displayed a firearm. Chavez allegedly shot Jackson once in the head, just above the ear, according to the affidavit.
Luis Castillo-Rodriguez, 21, of Nampa, is accused of driving the SUV when Jackson was shot.
The suspects sped off from the scene and Jackson was taken to a hospital, where he died Monday, according to the affidavit.
On Sunday, Nampa detectives discovered the suspects in the shooting may live at a residence on the 200 block of 9th Avenue North. Investigators didn’t confront the suspects at their residence so to avoid a stand-off, and waited until they were in their vehicle.
At about 4:40 p.m. Sunday police attempted a traffic stop of the suspects, who were in a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, but the driver fled, according to police.
The Blazer reached speeds of 90 mph heading toward Idaho 20/26. Other law enforcement agencies were called in when the vehicle crossed Canyon County line into Ada County. Then an Ada County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the SUV took off and led officers down State Street and ultimately on Idaho 55. Officers used a PIT manuever to stop the vehicle near Harris Creek Road, a mile south of Horseshoe Bend, police said.
Robert Johnson, 36, of Nampa, was accused of driving the Blazer during the chase and was arrested with Castillo-Rodriguez and Chavez.
Castillo-Rodriguez was told Monday he would be held on a Canyon County warrant accusing him of harboring Chavez, a wanted felon. He’s being held on $1 million bail.
Johnson was charged with eluding or fleeing police and driving without privileges. He is being prosecuted in Ada County, where he remains in the Ada County Jail on $250,000 bond.
Chavez’s next court appointment is a preliminary hearing on Sept. 8, according to court documents.