One of the men arrested after shots were fired at homes in a Boise Bench neighborhood forced his way into a mobile home in another neighborhood occupied by a mother and a young child before police arrested him, authorities say.
The woman grabbed her 7-month-old baby and locked herself in a back bedroom, repeatedly telling the man, “Please get out of my house ... I have a baby,” reports KIVI Channel 6. The man, later identified as Damon Wall, 21, of Bellevue, tried to break down the door to the bedroom, prosecutors said Tuesday at an arraignment for Wall and a co-defendant. The woman and her child escaped and called police.
Authorities say Wall and codefendant Zachary E. Tharp, 26, of Nampa, fired up to six shots at three homes Monday in the 1200 block of Security Lane, in a neighborhood near Orchard and Kootenai streets. The shootings took place at about 6:20 p.m.
One of the shots struck a home, passed through the living room where a woman was sitting on a couch and went out the back of the home, prosecutors said. No one was injured in the shootings.
Tharp was arrested in front of Borah High School soon after the shootings. Wall was arrested three hours later at the mobile-home court where the woman lived north of the school.
No motive for the shootings has been disclosed. Boise police said they believe the suspects had a target in mind. In searching the neighborhood, police said they found evidence linking the two men to the shooting.
Police said they found the suspects’ vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Altima, near Cassia and Phillippi streets, a short distance from the shootings. Two men and a woman got out of the car and ran west, witnesses told police. Police were still trying to locate the woman Tuesday.
Fourth District Magistrate James Cawthon set bond for Wall and Tharp at $1 million after prosecutors called them dangerous. The two men were being held in the Ada County Jail.