Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Shot fired at Boise park leads to woman's arrest; Officers look for more possible incidents

Arrested:  Erika T. Goodman, 60, No Permanent Address

Charged:  Aggravated Assault (F)

On Friday, January 5, Boise Police officers responded to a report of a shot fired at Julia Davis Park at 10:39 p.m.  Once on scene, officers located a victim and a female suspect, who they detained.  Evidence indicated the female suspect had shined a flashlight at the victim’s parked car, then produced a gun and fired a shot in the vicinity of the vehicle.  Officers located two handguns at the scene.  The suspect, identified as Goodman, was transported to the Ada County Jail where she was booked under the above charge. 

During their investigation, officers located two other reports filed at the end of December involving similar circumstances.  In each incident, the suspect had shined a flashlight at bystanders and brandished what appeared to be a firearm.  There were also similar vehicle descriptions in all three incidents.  Investigators believe it is possible that there could be more potential victims that have not been identified.  Anyone who may have had similar circumstances happen to them is asked to contact Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790.