Idaho Suspect Accused Of Murdering Man Behind Planet Fitness Gym, Police Say

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Source: Idaho Falls Police Department; UNSPLASH

Apr. 1 2022, Published 4:47 p.m. ET

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An Idaho man was arrested in connection to the murder of a man in a parking lot behind a Planet Fitness gym, police said.

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According to the Idaho Falls Police Department, around 4 p.m. on March 30, officers responded to a call about a possibly deceased person and found the victim, later identified as 44-year-old Ulises Rangel, shot to death.

Investigators obtained security footage of the area and gathered other evidence that led them identify Jake Eilander, 37, as a suspect in the case as well as a second person of interest who was at the scene at the time of the incident, police said.

Almost five hours after Rangel’s body was discovered, police received a tip that Eilander was at a home in the area.

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Officers surrounded the residence and found Eilander and the person of interest inside a garage and detained both without incident, according to police.

“Near where Eilander had been officers recovered a loaded handgun with ammunition consistent with evidence found at the crime scene,” police said, noting the person with him who was at the crime scene was ultimately released without charges.

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Eilander was booked into the Bonneville County jail for second-degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

idaho shooting suspect
Source: Idaho Falls Police Department; UNSPLASH

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