Pocatello shooting suspect was also a burglar

29 Feb

Here's Andrew C. McKnight Owen, charged with shooting a Pocatello man in the chest early Tuesday morning.

New details are coming out about Pocatello shooting suspect Andrew C. McKnight Owen. Owen was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly shooting Jordan Petersen twice in the chest, but his record of crime doesn’t seem to end there.

Utilizing search warrants filed after Owen’s arrest, Pocatello police recovered some stolen goods from two commercial burglaries in Old Town in the last few days. One of the stolen items was the gun used to shoot Petersen on Tuesday, said police. Those burglaries were on the 400 and 1400 blocks of North Main Street.

In addition to his charges of aggravated battery, burglary and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, police are charging Owen with two more counts of burglary.

While some have been calling for harsher charges against Owen, Pocatello Police Lt. Paul Manning said these initial charges aren’t necessarily the only ones that will be filed.

“Keep in mind that the charge they arrested him on was based on the information that they had early in the investigation,” said Manning Tuesday afternoon. “They can dismiss the charge and they can re-file attempted murder or whatever.” He did not indicate whether or not that would be the case for Owen.

Petersen, who was shot early Tuesday morning on the 400 block of West Custer Street, is recovering at the Portneuf Medical Center.


2 Responses to “Pocatello shooting suspect was also a burglar”

  1. Nathan 02/29/2012 at 9:39 am #



  1. Pocatello shooting victim talks about incident - 03/20/2012

    […] Petersen doesn’t remember much about the next few days in the hospital, where he was kept in the intensive care unit. When he healed, doctors told him he can resume life as normal, just with two bullets permanently in his body. As for Owen, Police charged him with aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a weapon, with enhancements for being a persistent violator and for use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony. Police also charged him with grand theft and burglary for stealing the gun used in the shooting. […]

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