Jacob Berquist — Convicted felon who recently moved from Chicago to Boise


The Boise shooter, who has been identified as 27 year-old Jacob Bergquist, died this afternoon at a local hospital.  The investigation into his motives is ongoing. His manner of death is also still under investigation.


Details from the events on Monday, October 25, 2021, are listed below.


1:50pm — Ada County dispatch began receiving calls about shots fired in the Boise Towne Square Mall on N. Milwaukee. Callers indicated a white male adult, dressed in black, in possession of guns, had fired multiple shots inside of the building. Evidence indicates the suspect was contacted by a security officer on the first floor of the building near a department store on the west side of the building. The suspect shot the security officer who died at the scene. The suspect then fired multiple rounds inside the building, striking the glass escalator and a second victim who succumbed to his injures at the hospital. The suspect then continued through the mall, firing rounds into the floor resulting in injuries to two females. An additional male victim was taken in a private vehicle to a hospital and treated for injuries sustained during a fall while exiting the mall.


1:53pm — The first officers arrived on scene and shortly after witnessed a suspect matching the description running from the area. Officers confronted the suspect behind a business on the 500 Block of N. Milwaukee.


A preliminary investigation shows the suspect was in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition on scene at the mall — 18 spent shell casings were recovered from inside the building.


A search warrant was executed at a residence on Fry Street today in Boise in relation to the investigation. There is also a multi-state effort underway to learn more about the suspect. We have been coordinating with our local, state and federal partners to investigate rumors and reports from social media and there is no evidence of additional planned attacks or ongoing threats to the public. All evidence indicates the suspect was acting alone.





Two dead, five wounded at Boise Mall


The Boise Police Department said Monday evening that “an exchange of gunfire” between the suspect and an officer left the suspect hospitalized. The officer also was injured but has been treated and released, BPD said. Two people were killed and five were wounded in Monday’s incident — with the officer and suspect among those five.



Raw video from the mall when the shooting happened…




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