Coroner IDs Suspect In Boise Mall Shooting That Killed 2

Police and emergency crews respond to a reported shooting at the Boise Towne Square shopping mall Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

(AP) — Authorities have identified the suspect in a Boise, Idaho mall shooting as 27-year-old Jacob Bergquist. Police say Bergquist died at a hospital late Tuesday morning.

Police say he is believed to have killed two people and injured four others in the Monday afternoon shooting. The Ada County Coroner says Jo Acker, a 26-year-old security guard who first tried to stop the shooter, is one of the people who died.

Roberto Padilla Arguelles, a 49-year-old Rupert man, was also shot and killed. Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee told reporters that officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who had been hospitalized in critical condition.


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