Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Sunday, July 01, 2018

Update: Stabbing suspect identified, booked into Ada County Jail

Arrested: Timmy Kinner, 30, Los Angeles, CA

Charges: Aggravated Battery (F) - 9 Counts, Injury to Child (F) - 6 counts

Suspect, Timmy Kinner, was booked into the Ada County Jail last night on nine counts of Aggravated Battery and six counts of Injury to Child. Out of the nine victims, there are six children who were injured in the attack. At this time there have been no changes in the victim's conditions. As previously stated, four of the victims received life-threatening injuries.

The Boise Police investigation is ongoing.  Preliminary evidence shows the suspect was a temporary resident at the apartment complex on Wylie Ln and State St. until he was asked to leave on Friday.  The suspect, Timmy Kinner, is not a refugee.   The suspect's exact motives and reasons for attacking specific individuals is still under investigation. 

BPD will continue to send out updates on the investigation as they become available and there will be a media briefing this afternoon. Please follow Twitter for updates on the time and location.


Previously Released: 12:50 a.m.

At 8:46 pm on June 30, 2018, Boise Police were dispatched to a call regarding a man with a knife at an apartment complex on Wylie Ln and State St. Officers arrived and quickly located the suspect and took him into custody at 8:50 pm as he headed northbound near the apartments.  Additional officers located nine victims inside and outside of the apartments and began providing first aid. The victims were taken to a local hospital and four victims are being treated for life-threatening injuries.  The victims include members of Boise’s refugee community and there are BPD victim witness coordinators and counselors who will be assisting the families and witnesses in the days and weeks ahead.

“As you can imagine the witnesses in the apartment complex along with the rest of our community are reeling from this attack.  This incident is not a representation of our community but a single evil individual who attacked people without provocation that we are aware of at this time,” said Boise Police Chief William Bones. "Our hearts go out to the victims who are in the hospital tonight, please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers."

The suspect is a 30-year-old male. He is being interviewed by Boise Police Detectives. Officers are still investigating why the suspect targeted the victims. 

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Garden City Police, Ada County Sheriff's Deputies, Idaho State Police as well as Boise Fire and Ada County Paramedics are assisting.  Additional details will be released as they become available.