Crime

Nampa man gets 15 years for gang killing

Alberto Chavez, 20, of Nampa
Alberto Chavez, 20, of Nampa

One of the men involved in the shooting death of a Nampa man in August was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to court records.

Alberto Chavez, 20, of Nampa, was sentenced to 7 determinate years in prison with an additional 8 indeterminate years. He was convicted of first degree manslaughter with a gang enhancement, according to records.

Chavez was convicted of the gang-related shooting of 26-year-old Kyle Jackson on Aug. 22. Jackson had been wearing red gang clothing and wearing a red “rag” while antagonizing drivers near the 200 block of Caldwell Boulevard. Police, who warned Jackson that he could be arrested for his actions, found him later that day unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head.

Witnesses told police a passenger in a dark SUV, later identified as Chavez, got into a confrontation with Jackson, who was waving a knife. Chavez shot Jackson in the head. Jackson died the following Monday.

Chavez and the others in the SUV fled the scene, but were found the following day and led police on a chase into the Horseshoe Bend area. Two others are facing charges for their involvement in the incident. Luis Castillo-Rodriguez, 21, is accused of driving the SUV when Jackson was shot. His next appearance in court is expected to be Friday morning. Robert Johnson, 36, of Nampa was charged with driving the vehicle in the police chase.

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