Homicide suspect fled the crime scene, arrested in neighboring state while allegedly driving drunk

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Sep. 20 2021, Published 2:49 p.m. ET

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A man wanted in connection to a homicide in Idaho was arrested as he allegedly drove drunk in Utah, police said.

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On Sept. 16, James Daniel Chantz, 21, died as a result of his injuries in connection with a shooting in Nampa, Idaho.

Last week, officials said they found Chantz in a Nampa, Idaho apartment with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to East Idaho News.

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After the shooting, police say the suspect, Christopher Williams, 21, drove to Utah. There, he was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving.

He tried to run from police during a traffic stop but was apprehended and arrested, according to Nampa police.

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Williams was initially charged with DUI, eluding, obstruction and delay and battery.

Nampa police say charges will be updated in light of Chantz’s death, which elevates the case to a homicide, East Idaho News reported.

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Williams remains in custody in Utah, according to East Idaho News.

If you have information about this incident, please contact Nampa police by calling (208) 465-2257.


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