Milton and Melody Sanchez had committed an armed robbery at a local restaurant on March 30, 2003. On April 5, 2003, a male and female, subsequently identified as Milton and Melody Sanchez, committed an armed robbery at a local beauty supply business. On April 8, 2003, BPD received information that Milton and Melody had planned a second armed robbery at the same restaurant as March 30, 2003. On April 9, 2003, BPD attempted to arrest them at a local gas station. They fled; resulting in a pursuit with shots fired striking an ACSO vehicle. They failed to stop after being rammed by an ACSO vehicle. They ultimately drove onto an active runway at the airport where they shot at BPD officers who returned fire. They were finally stopped on an airport runway after an ACSO deputy executed a ‰ÛÏPIT‰Û maneuver on their vehicle. Milton fatally shot Melody and then himself. Melody was deceased at the scene; Milton later died at a local hospital.

ID: 1575

Victms Name: Melody Sanchez
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Race: European-American/White

City: Boise
County: Ada
State: ID
Zip Code: 83705
Country: United States of America

Agency: Boise Police Department, primary, Ada County Sheriff’s Office assisting

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Milton and Melody Sanchez had committed an armed robbery at a local restaurant on March 30, 2003. On April 5, 2003, a male and female, subsequently identified as Milton and Melody Sanchez, committed an armed robbery at a local beauty supply business. On April 8, 2003, BPD received information that Milton and Melody had planned a second armed robbery at the same restaurant as March 30, 2003. On April 9, 2003, BPD attempted to arrest them at a local gas station. They fled; resulting in a pursuit with shots fired striking an ACSO vehicle. They failed to stop after being rammed by an ACSO vehicle. They ultimately drove onto an active runway at the airport where they shot at BPD officers who returned fire. They were finally stopped on an airport runway after an ACSO deputy executed a ‰ÛÏPIT‰Û maneuver on their vehicle. Milton fatally shot Melody and then himself. Melody was deceased at the scene; Milton later died at a local hospital.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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