May 23, 2005 in Idaho

Boise Police seek suspect in shooting death of man

Compiled from staff and wire reports The Spokesman-Review
 

Boise

Police officers are hunting for a man with shoulder-length dreadlocks suspected of gunning down a 26-year-old man early Sunday morning near the capital city’s downtown.

They’re searching for a man, who they say opened fire at a Boise intersection with a small-caliber handgun at close range at about 1:30 a.m.

Police declined to release the name of the victim, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital, until his family had been notified.

The man, who was last seen running from the area, is described as a black man, about 150 pounds and 6 feet tall. At the time of the slaying, he was wearing a black and red jacket, police said.

Boise Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said in a statement that the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

He’s known to spend time in Boise, Garden City and Nampa and has family in Boise and a girlfriend in Nampa, Hightower said.

Avalanche injures two hikers

Bend, Ore. An avalanche in the Central Oregon Cascades injured two hikers Sunday afternoon, the authorities said.

The victims were plucked from the 10,085-foot North Sister by Blackhawk helicopters sent by the Oregon National Guard.

The hikers have been taken to St. Charles Medical Center-Bend, where they are being treated for injuries that are considered critical, said Kay Fristad, a Guard spokeswoman.

The first helicopter retrieved a 40-year-old woman. The second helicopter got a man who was about the same age, Fristad said.

A Deschutes County dispatcher said the avalanche struck at about 1 p.m.

Lilac Parade equestrian results

Here are results of this year’s equestrian category in Saturday’s night’s Lilac Parade:

Royalty – Miss Moses Lake

Specialty Horse Drawn – Triber Clydesdales

Specialty Mounted – Blue Mountain Riders

Units Representing Rodeos/Festivals/Community – Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days

Evelyn Jones Memorial Award (best overall) – Ellensburg Rodeo Posse

Glacier road opens for season

West Glacier, Mont. The Going-to-the-Sun Road across the crown of Glacier National Park opened Sunday, despite several inches of new snow and drifts that had to be cleared during the morning, park officials announced.

The gates at Logan Pass, along the Continental Divide, swung open as light snow continued to fall, marking the second-earliest opening. The earliest the pass opened to traffic was on May 16, 1987.

The National Historic Landmark road extends 50 miles, between St. Mary on the east side and West Glacier on the west.

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