Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Officers called to shots fired in quiet West Boise neighborhood. Thankfully, no one is injured. Two in custody.

Boise Police Violent Crimes Detectives are questioning two men taken into custody following a report of shots fired in a quiet West Boise neighborhood this morning.

What Happened: Boise Police were called by neighbors at 8:05 this morning reporting that two men had a rifle and fired it twice into the air in front of a home on the 13300 block of North Fernleaf Street, off East Ustick and North Eagle Roads.

Officers Locate Suspects: Witnesses were able to provide responding officers with the color and model of a vehicle the two suspects drove away in, a blue Passat. Patrol officers spotted a car matching the suspect vehicle description traveling on North Cloverdale Road. Officers stopped the vehicle in a high risk traffic stop meaning due to the presence of weapons, officers had their guns drawn on the shooting suspects to take them into custody. For the safety of motorists, the incident caused officers to briefly close Cloverdale Road north of Fairview Avenue to traffic. Both men were taken into custody without further incident and are now being questioned.

At the house on Fernleaf, officers found the two suspects and three people who were in the house are known to each other and involved in a dispute. It appears the two shots were fired from the rifle as the suspects stood in the front yard. The shots were fired in the air in the direction of a neighbor's house. Detectives found children were inside neighboring homes. Neighbors told officers they were very fearful after hearing the gunshots. Fortunately no one was hit or injured.

Officers say they have responded to this home several times in recent weeks for ongoing disturbances.

Additional information will be released as it's available.