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 had fired a BB gun at a home earlier that day, a prosecuting attorney said at Timmons’ arraignment Friday. The home was occupied at the time by three people, including the ex-wife of Timmons’ ex-boyfriend, the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor said Timmons was in the home uninvited when one of the occupants grabbed her cell phone, threw it out into the yard, then locked the door behind Timmons after she went outside to retrieve the phone.
According to the prosecutor, Timmons then shot at a window. The three people inside the home fled into the kitchen and hid behind a refrigerator, the prosecutor said.
Timmons returned to the home three times that day, with the officer-involved shooting happening the third time, the prosecutor said.
Timmons, a Caldwell resident, is charged with three counts of felony aggravated assault stemming from the incident. The prosecutor said Friday that charges of illegally discharging a weapon were not yet being pursued. Timmons could face more charges after the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force completes its investigation of the officer-involved shooting, police said.
Havens, a two-year BPD veteran, was placed on three-day administrative leave, as required by department protocol.
The apparent weapon Timmons displayed to police 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. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 18.