Update: Boise police locate 17-year-old suspect in Tuesday night shooting

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Boise Police Department

The Boise Police Department has located a suspect officials say was involved in a shooting Tuesday night on the 3400 block of 34th Street.

Dieu Kato, a 17-year-old from Boise, was taken into custody Thursday night on two charges of aggravated assault and one charge of firing into an occupied dwelling, according to a news release from police.

He was apprehended less than 2 hours after police sent out an initial release seeking the public’s help, and media reports followed.

At around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Boise police were called to a home on North 34th Street after reports of shots being fired. A group of people were on a patio when the suspect approached wearing a mask, according to the initial release, and the group fled into the house as the suspect began firing a gun.

One victim was struck by debris from bullets hitting things near him, police said.

After an investigation at the scene by Boise Police Department detectives, Kato was identified as the suspect, despite the fact the shooter was said to be wearing a mask. The investigation is ongoing, and police provided no additional information as to how Kato was named.

The Idaho Statesman and police do not regularly identify suspects who are not adults, but took into account the nature of the crime.

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