GARDEN CITY — Garden City police have arrested a 33-year-old man they say shot another man early Tuesday morning.
The shooting happened around 5:28 a.m. in the 200 block of East 44th Street in Garden City, according to Garden City Police Lt. Abe Blount. According to a later statement released by the department, officers believe John Daniels, 33, of Greenleaf shot a 29-year-old man in the abdomen.
Witnesses told police that the suspect, later identified as Daniels, fled the area in a silver four-door Dodge pickup truck. Garden City and Boise Police officers searched the area and found a truck matching that description near Chinden Boulevard and 37th Street. Police detained Daniels, according to the statement, and later placed him under arrest after detectives at the scene uncovered further evidence.
Hadley Mayes, spokeswoman for the Ada County Paramedics, confirmed paramedics took the victim to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She said the victim was in critical condition.
According to the Garden City Police Department’s statement, the victim underwent surgery, is in stable condition, and the injury does not appear to be life-threatening.
Juan Lopez, who lives near the scene of the shooting, said he hadn’t heard anything about it until later in the morning. He works nights at a local diner though, and had left work at midnight. It wasn’t until he took his children to the school bus stop that he heard another neighbor mention a shooting.
He can’t remember anything like this happening in the area before.
“Usually it’s quiet, like this,” he said, nodding to the empty, watery street outside his home.
He didn’t know who was shot, he said.
A single police car remained visible on the scene by about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Police tape still cordoned off the scene of the shooting, fluttering in the frosty wind.