Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 25, 2008

08-25-08 UPDATE: Shots Fired from a Vehicle

08-25-08 UPDATE: Shots Fired from a Vehicle

    Boise, August 25, 2008 - 5:45 p.m. - UPDATE: The two people taken into custody during a shooting investigation this morning now face additional charges stemming from an incident over the weekend.

    Suspects:        Orket L. Burnett, 43, Boise

                              Javis L. Jackson, 41, Boise

    New Charges:   Aggravated Assault

    Background: Saturday, Aug. 23rd, 2008 at approx 2:21 p.m. officers were called to a home in the area of Overland and Cleveland. The residents of the home reported that a gun had been pointed at them during a dispute with acquaintances. The victims told officers the gun was pointed at a man, a woman, and a small child who live in the home. 

    After investigating, officers were able to identify Burnett and Jackson as the two suspects. Burnett and Jackson were taken into custody early this morning as Boise Police investigated a report of shots fired between vehicles in the Overland / Federal Way area. The additional Aggravated Assault charges were filed this afternoon in connection with the August 23rd incident.

    The investigation into this morning's report of shots fired continues and no charges have yet been filed.

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Original Release

    Boise, August 25, 2008 - At 2:35 a.m. Boise Police received a report that several shots were being fired from one vehicle towards another on Overland Rd near Federal Way. 

    When Officers arrived they located shell casings from a handgun in the street. Witnesses said a Red SUV was chasing a Black Hyundai-type car on Overland, and one of the occupants of the SUV was firing shots towards the black car. The occupants were described as a black male and female. The vehicles were last seen heading westbound on Overland towards Vista.

    Multiple Officers responded for an area search, and at 3:00 a.m. a Boise Police Officer located a vehicle and occupants matching the suspect description driving southbound on Vista approaching I-84. A stop was made on the vehicle east of Vista on I-84, and both occupants were taken into police custody for possible involvement in the shooting. A search of the SUV turned up a handgun and bullets. At this time it is unknown if this was the weapon used in the shooting. Police have not located the black car involved, and do not know if the vehicle or occupants were hit with any bullets.     

    Charged:

    Orket L. Burnett – 43 of Boise, for Enhanced DUI (Over .20 Bac), and Driving without Privileges.

    Javis L. Jackson - 41 of Boise, for Carry a Concealed Weapon.

    The investigation continues into the shooting, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Police at 343-COPS(2677).

Release prepared by Lt. David Adams.