Crime

Caldwell man involved in Sunnyslope shooting arrested

Marco A. Mejia, 26, of Caldwell
Marco A. Mejia, 26, of Caldwell

After being hospitalized for injuries after a shooting at the Sunnyslope Market Friday, a Caldwell man was arrested and now faces three felony charges, according to a Canyon County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Marco A. Mejia, 26, of Caldwell, was shot in the head during a scuffle with bail bondsmen who were attempting to arrest a woman with Mejia, Chelsea M. Johnson, 25, of Caldwell. During the altercation, Mejia is accused of pulling a gun on the bondsmen, and because of that, is charged with a felony probation violation, unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault, according to the release.

Mejia’s shooting injury was not fatal. He was hospitalized, and once he was treated Friday, he was taken into custody on the three felony charges.

The two bail bondsmen involved were with Idaho Fugitive Recovery. On Friday they had attempted to take Johnson into custody around 2:30 p.m. Then Mejia reportedly pointed a gun at the two bondsmen. One of the agents discharged a weapon, shooting Mejia in the head, the other shot as well, but into the ground, according to the release.

Johnson attempted to flee in a vehicle, but crashed instead, and was taken into custody. She only sustained minor injuries.

Mejia is scheduled for arraignment Monday afternoon, and is expected to be extradited back to Canyon County, according to the release.

The bondsmen have not been identified. They cooperated with law enforcement, and have not been charged in the incident at this point.

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