Coroner Identifies Idaho Mall Shooter as 27-Year-Old Jacob Bergquist

The Ada County Coroner identified the Boise mall shooter as 27-year-old Jacob Bergquist of Boise.

Two people were killed and four injured, including a police officer, after a shooting at Boise Towne Square Mall on Monday.

Bergquist died late Tuesday morning after a shootout with police.

According to reports, Bergquist walked through the mall and began shooting at the floor.

Bergquist had several guns according to the spent shell casings found in the mall.

The shooter fled the mall after a few minutes and got into a gunfight with police officers in the parking lot where a 68-year-old woman was caught in the crossfire.

The woman who was caught in the crossfire was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital.

The motive for the shooting is still being investigated.

The victims were also identified by the coroner on Tuesday: 26-year-old Jo Acker of Caldwell and 49-year-old Roberto Padilla Arguelles of Rupert, Idaho.

KXLY reported:

The Ada County Coroner identified the suspected shooter as Jacob Bergquist, a 27-year-old Boise man. Coroner Dotti Owens said Bergquist’s cause of death was still pending, but he died late Tuesday morning at a hospital.

Owens identified one of the people killed as Jo Acker, a 26-year-old security guard who worked at the mall. Family members said she died while trying to stop the shooter.

“Jo you were always kind and loving …. you always had such an enormous heart of gold,” Acker’s sister Shawna Lee Lannigan wrote on Facebook. “You were and are and always will be a hero. I love you to the ends of this earth and beyond.”

The Boise Police Department first got the call that shots had been fired at the Boise Towne Square Mall at about 1:50 p.m., with callers describing a white man dressed in black, in possession of multiple guns.

In a prepared statement released Tuesday afternoon, the police department said evidence shows the shooter was first contacted by a security guard who was shot and killed at the scene. Police said the shooter then fired several rounds, shooting a glass escalator and a second victim who died of his injuries at a hospital.

The Ada County Coroner identified the slain man as Roberto Padilla Arguelles, 49, of Rupert, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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