Boise Suspect Got Shot, Stole Taxi, Crashed with Police Car, Caused Fire
I am sure this day did not end the way he wanted it to. There are multiple reports including from KBTV and Idaho News about what unfolded last night. My understanding is that a suspect in Boise near South Benjamin Avenue stole a car but then once police were called he took off on foot. That is when Boise Police was called and started to pursue the suspect. The suspect then hopped in the back of a taxi cab that was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. A Boise Police car chase began and the taxi driver tried to pull over but the suspect wouldn't let him. There is possibility he had a weapon and was threatening the taxi driver but those details have not been fully released yet. Eventually the suspect forced the taxi driver out and took stole the car and took off.
Police continued the pursuit and even put down spike strips at Cloverdale and Victory with the help of Ada County Sheriff's Deputies but the suspect was able to get around them. The suspect became more and more unpredictable and a danger to other drivers on the road because he was driving into oncoming traffic during the pursuit. When the chase got to Clear Creek Drive, a Boise Police officer used their vehicle to stop the taxi. Pretty brave thing to do but it worked. The police car even caught fire from the crash and the flames spread to another car parked nearby. Wowza. The suspect still trying to flee, jumped out of the taxi running but officers got him first. Police didn't know until that point that the suspect had a earlier gunshot wounds and he was taken to a hospital. He is expected to survive and will be booked into the Ada County Jail after the hospital is finished.
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