Crime

Boise police: 1 man dead after reported shooting, 1 charged

Joshua J. Alberts, 39, of Boise
Joshua J. Alberts, 39, of Boise

Joshua J. Alberts, 39, of Boise, is charged with first-degree murder after a shooting Saturday near the intersection of Ustick and North Cole roads

Boise police responded to a report of shots fired at around 11:45 a.m. at an apartment complex in the area. They found a dead man with an apparent gunshot wound, and witnesses pointed them to Alberts, telling police that he pulled the trigger. Alberts was then arrested.

The victim’s name has not yet been released; the Ada County Coroner’s Office will share his name once his family has been notified.

Witnesses said Alberts and the victim knew each other, BPD reported.

Alberts remained in the Ada County Jail Monday morning. He is expected to have his first court appearance later Monday afternoon.

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