The Boise Police Department announced that the man, who was fatally shot by police yesterday morning was 50-year-old Noel Rodriguez. He, a Caldwell man who was released on parole in February after spending nearly three decades in a state prison for a 1987 murder, was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest.
The unfortunate shooting occurred near Parkwood Street, in a neighborhood just west of Chindren Boulevard's intersection with Glenwood Street. During a traffic stop, Rodriguez reportedly assaulted an officer with a "sharp tool" and then sped away from the scene, nearly hitting another officer as he left.
Shortly after, officers found the pickup again in the same location. Rodriquez began using his pickup to ram BPD vehicles into the officers. When Rodriquez refused to lisen to BPD commands, a Boise officer fired a single shot at the driver, which killed him.
Officers in Boise just began wearing body cameras this week, which will be reviewed as part of the investigation.