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
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,
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
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