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Man, woman die in murder-suicide in Canyon County shooting

Police tape stretches across a property Monday afternoon in the 19000 block of Wagner Road west of Caldwell where police believe a man and woman were shot earlier in the morning. (Xavier Ward / Idaho Press-Tribune)
Police tape stretches across a property Monday afternoon in the 19000 block of Wagner Road west of Caldwell where police believe a man and woman were shot earlier in the morning. (Xavier Ward / Idaho Press-Tribune)

Both the man and woman involved in Monday’s shooting that sheriff’s deputies are calling a domestic violence situation died Tuesday, according to a Canyon County Sheriff’s Office release from Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell.

An investigation indicated that Ian Stone, 37, shot Jaclyn Zabel, 29, and then turned the weapon on himself, according to the press release.

Zabel’s death was ruled a homicide, according to the Ada County Coroner’s Office. She was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Zabel died later Tuesday night in a Boise hospital, according to the release.

Stone’s last Facebook post, published 8:34 a.m. Monday, read, “After i found out that my lady is cheat(ing) on me. Inside of me is broke. Remind to just to keep smile and be strong. I love you all my friends and family!”

The relationship between Stone and Zabel has not been made clear by police.

Stone bid Zabel a happy anniversary on Facebook on March 28. “To my beautiful wife, Jacy Zabel,” his post read. “Want to say happy 9 years anniversary together. I love you so much with all my heart. We been through good time and bad time.”

First responders arrived at 19351 Wagner Road in Caldwell around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Children were removed from the house after the shooting, according to Dashiell. How many children were present and the names of their parents has not been released.

“Our thoughts and prayers to go out to the families involved in this terrible situation,” the sheriff’s office release states.

Stone was previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery in 2007 after pleading guilty to the charge in Bonner County, according to the Idaho online courts repository. He participated in a diversion program for the charge, according to the repository. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disturbing the peace and destruction of a telecommunication line in Bonner County.


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