Homicide suspect fled the crime scene, arrested in neighboring state while allegedly driving drunk
A man wanted in connection to a homicide in Idaho was arrested as he allegedly drove drunk in Utah, police said.
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.
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.
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.
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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