Foothills suspect who threatened hikers fatally shot by police By Meridian Press staff firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Mar 20, 2017 (…) +1 The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified the man who reportedly shot at hikers, dogs and police Saturday morning in the Boise Foothills as Benjamin C. Barnes. Authorities said Barnes was killed in a police shooting Ada County Coroner's Office Photo: KBOI-TV Boise Police said officers fatally shot a 42-year-old Boise man in the Hulls Gulch area of the Foothills Saturday morning after he threatened hikers, shot and killed a dog and shot at police. Police fatally shot a man in the Boise Foothills Saturday when he fired at officers, according to Boise Police. The suspect had reportedly threatened hikers and shot and killed a dog on a popular trail in the Hulls Gulch area that morning.The Ada County Coroner’s Office identified the man on Monday as Benjamin C. Barnes. 42, of Boise. The coroner’s office said Barnes was shot twice, with one of the wounds being fatal. Story continues below video × Advertisement After getting reports of Barnes’ threatening behavior on the trail Saturday morning, Boise Police officers found him and began to engage with him when he started to fire at them, according to police. Six officers returned fire. Officers were able to secure the area and found Barnes deceased.None of the police officers involved were injured. The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Meridian Police Department, is investigating the shooting. “Our hearts go out to the family who lost a dog this morning and to everyone who felt scared or threatened,” Boise Police Chief William Bones stated in a press release. “We can assure you that the situation is resolved and safe.”The six Boise Police officers who fired their weapons were Officer Eric Johnson, 14 years with Boise Police; Officer Robert Johnson, 11 years with Boise Police; Officer Andrew Johnson, 16 years with Boise Police; Officer Chris Zimmer, four years with Boise Police; Officer Chris Wirshing, 10 years with Boise Police; Officer Tyjuan Lynn, one year with Boise Police.According to court records, Barnes was charged in 2015 with damaging an area by the river in Garden City. He was found guilty and ordered by the court not to camp or sleep on the greenbelt or adjoining properties in Garden City. More from this section Speedway roars back into action Saturday with Test and Tune event Posted: 1:54 p.m. HUD awards $3.7M to Idaho agencies that help the homeless Posted: 10:41 a.m. Thousands of Idaho job seekers' personal information compromised by hack Posted: March 22, 2017 VRT to offer free shuttle rides with live music on board during Treefort Posted: March 22, 2017 West Ada trustees Smylie, Klopfenstein to run in May Posted: March 22, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!