Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Officers Investigate Shots Fired

05-21-10 Officers Investigate Shots Fired
 
   Boise, May 21, 2010, 5:25 p.m. - Boise Police are investigating several gun shots that were apparently fired this afternoon from inside a home on the 3000 blk of Tamarack Dr. near Taft St. No one was injured and there are no reports at this time of property damage done outside of the home where the shots were fired.
 
   The man taken into custody is the man officers believe fired the shots. He reportedly lives alone in the home. No one else was in the home at the time the shots were fired.
 
   Arrested: Nathan A. South, 35, Boise
   Two outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants; failure to appear and failure to obey a citation.
 
   What Happened? Boise Police were called at 3:57 p.m. this afternoon by a number of neighbors nearby reporting to police dispatchers they heard "several" shots fired from the home on Tamarack.
 
   When officers arrived, no one would answer the door despite repeated commands. Fearing someone may be in danger, officers forced entry into the home. Inside the house officers made contact with South. South was questioned and arrested on the above warrants.
 
   Investigating officers have not yet determined how many shots were fired. Officers believe the shots were fired from inside the home, some shots aimed at walls, others aimed out a back door. Again, no one was injured and there are no reports of property damage outside the home.
 
   Officers found several spent shell casings inside the home. However, officers report the home inside is filled with ankle-to-knee high debris, so finding a handgun that may be on the floor of the home may prove difficult but the search is ongoing. It also appeared to responding officers that other shots may have been fired inside the home prior to today, apparently only damaging the inside of the home.
 
   The suspect, South is being booked into the Ada County Jail on the outstanding warrants. Additional charges are possible.