Crime

Police: Woman displayed gun replica before Boise officer fired real gun

Jennie Lee Timmons
Jennie Lee Timmons

Boise Police Officer Michelle Havens fired one shot Thursday night but did not hit Jennie L. Timmons, 38, who did not obey commands and displayed what appeared to be a large-caliber handgun, police said in a news release Friday.

Timmons, a 38-year-old Caldwell resident, was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony aggravated assault and discharge of a weapon charges stemming from an incident earlier in the evening, police said. She could face more charges after the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force completes its investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

Havens, a two-year BPD veteran, is on three-day administrative leave, as required by department protocol.

The apparent weapon Timmons displayed was a replica, police said. Officers encountered her while responding to a call about a "problem subject" at a residence near Clinton and north Roosevelt streets about 9:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the BPD news release. Timmons was acting erratically, police said, and she tried unsuccessfully to flee on foot after Officer Havens fired a shot.

Timmons was arraigned Friday afternoon, and bond was set at $500,000. She remained in the Ada County Jail Friday evening, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 18.

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