breaking Police engage in Kuna standoff against armed man By ALX GEORGE firstname.lastname@example.org Sep 26, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now A 19-year-old Meridian man was taken to the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 26, after he shot himself during a police standoff on east Black Hawk Drive in Kuna. ALX GEORGE/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Kuna police responded to a report of an armed individual Tuesday in the Hawks Nest subdivision. Alx George/KMN Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Kuna police responded to a report of an armed individual Tuesday in the Hawks Nest subdivision. Alx Geroge/KMN Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Kuna police responded to a report that an armed person was in the Hawks Nest subdivision the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 26.Kuna Police Chief Jon McDaniel said the suspect, a 19-year-old Meridian man, armed with a gun approached a resident’s home on Black Hawk Drive seeking contact in violation of a protection order. When the resident refused to speak with him, the suspect locked himself in a vehicle around 2:30 p.m. near the home.McDaniel said this is a felony stalking investigation that’s been underway. The victim of the stalking was the individual who called 911.After about six hours, police vehicles pinned the vehicle containing the man. The suspect was then told he was under arrest and to exit the vehicle.The suspect shot then shot himself in the stomach area. No other shots were fired. Paramedics were on standby and immediately took him to a hospital.The suspect’s injuries do not appear life threatening, according to McDaniel.McDaniel also said there were no previous orders in place that would have prevented this man from having a gun. However, pending charges include felony stalking and violation of a projection order.A crisis team was called and tried to negotiate with the suspect for several hours. A red alert was issued to multiple residents in the area. No schools were evacuated, McDaniel said, as the suspect was contained to the east Black Hawk Drive area.“We really appreciate the public’s cooperation, and staying out of the scene,” McDaniel said. “We are thankful the victim and the community are safe.” More from this section Hidden Gems to be found in Kuna: Residents open store featuring local arts, crafts Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 'Get out there': Interest groups promote birds of prey conservation area in Kuna, Melba Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Kuna Crime Blotter Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 At The Library: Kuna Klues winner announced, blood drive, other events coming Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Residents invited to March for Meals On Wheels to promote meals for seniors Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Police Resident Gun Kuna Person Daughter Subdivision Jon Mcdaniel Law Criminal Law Suspect Crime Felony Stalking Vehicle Weaponry 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 Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News 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.