07-28-11 Man Arrested after burglary, firing shots in victim's
Boise, July 28, 2011 - Boise Police
arrested a man overnight after he allegedly walked into a
stranger's home, wrestled with the resident over a gun causing
shots to be fired, pointed the gun at the resident, then was found
by police carrying a knife.
Arrested: Michael S. Walker, 26, Boise
Charged: Assault (F), Burglary (F)
Boise Police were called to a home in
the neighborhood southeast of N. Maple Grove & W. McMillan
Roads at midnight last night. The initial call was a man with a gun
firing shots. As officers were en route to the call, they too could
hear shots fired.
Several minutes later, after clearing a
home of potential victims and witnesses, officers found the suspect
running in a nearby field carrying a 12 - 14 inch knife. The
suspect initially ran from officers, but when cornered, surrendered
and was taken into custody.
After some investigation, this is what
officer's believe happened:
The suspect, Walker had reportedly been
drinking with friends at a home near where the incident occurred.
Just before midnight, he left, jumped a fence and entered the
victim's home. The suspect and victim did not know each other. The
victim ordered Walker out of the home. Both grabbed a nearby
handgun belonging to the victim and began struggling. The gun went
off inside the home through the ceiling. No one was injured. The
struggle continued outside the home where, again, the gun went off.
The suspect wrestled the gun away from the victim and pointed the
gun at him. The suspect then ran from the home.
The victim, injured from the struggle,
went to a nearby trailer home to call police. The victim tells
officers as he ran, he could hear more gunshots being fired.
Officer's believe the suspect then re-entered the victims home and
stole several knives and another handgun, then left.
Officers were unsure of where the armed
suspect was and formed a rescue team to safely evacuate several
occupants of the home where the victim had run to. The victim was
also evacuated by officers and taken by paramedics to the hospital
for non-life threatening injuries.
Officers formed several search teams and
soon found the suspect hiding then running in a nearby field. He
was carrying a long survival-type knife. After a short foot chase
through the field, officers cornered the suspect and he
surrendered. Officers were able to locate the weapons and knives
stolen from the victim's home. The suspect was booked into the Ada
County Jail on the above charges.
Officers have one in custody after report of shots fired
Boise, July 28, 2011, 1:30 a.m. - Boise Police have one
man in custody after witnesses reported hearing shots fired in the
neighborhood just southeast of N. Maple Grove & W. McMillan
What Happened: The incident is still under
investigation, but at this time it appears witnesses called police
shortly after midnight reporting shots fired outside a home.
Officers responded and found one man outside with a large knife in
his hand. He was taken into custody without incident. At this time
he is being questioned. Witnesses say he had been at the home
earlier in the evening.
Officers also found one individual injured inside the
home, apparently the victim of a battery ( not a gunshot victim).
He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening
At this time, officers are still working to find the
gun involved in the shooting.