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Boise Police: Suspect in early morning rape found dead

The suspect, who was known to the victim, fled the scene before police arrived at 1:50 a.m. (File Photo)

Boise Police responded to a report of a rape in the area of Compass Drive and Hill Road early Saturday morning.

The suspect, who was known to the victim, fled the scene before police arrived at 1:50 a.m.

Police made contact with the victim and safely escorted her out of the home. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Patrol officers began looking for the suspect who was believed to be armed.

Shortly after 4 a.m Boise Police officers spotted a vehicle matching a description of the rape suspect’s vehicle near North Stone Creek Way and Hill Road.

Officers turned on the overhead lights in their patrol car and the suspect drove away at a high rate of speed. Officers did not pursue the suspect.

Additional officers arrived in the area and the suspect’s vehicle was again located on the 3700 block of North Stone Creek Way.

As officers approached the vehicle they found the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers did not fire their weapons.

The man’s identity will be released by the Ada County Coroner once proper notifications have been made.

Detectives will continue to investigate the rape and the death of the suspect.

Boise Police Victim Witness Coordinators continue to assist the victim.

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