BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified a man shot and killed by Boise police last weekend as 31-year-old Forest T. Moore.
Coroner Dotti Owens said in a prepared statement that Moore was shot multiple times early Saturday “after an altercation with law enforcement."
Police were called to the Boise neighborhood about 1:20 a.m. by someone who reported a person had been trespassing for a couple of nights in an enclosed area. The Boise Police Department later said in a prepared statement that the officers found a man lying on the ground, and when they asked him to show his hands, he pointed an object at them that they believed was a handgun.
The officers told the man to drop it and then shot him, according to the department. Moore was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The Boise Police Department released a prepared statement Monday saying Moore had a semi-automatic BB gun and held it in a “two-hand firing position at close range."
Boise police officers K. Montague and T. Sigler are on paid administrative leave, which is the department's standard policy following a shooting. The shooting is under investigation by a regional task force and by the Boise Office of Police Accountability.
Moore's death marked the third officer-involved shooting reported by Boise Police in less than a month.