Police have arrested a male juvenile accused of firing a gun and wounding a girl during an altercation characterized as “probably gang-related” in downtown Boise last weekend.
The boy, who has not been publicly identified due to his age, is charged with a misdemeanor.
The incident happened Saturday evening in the 800 block of Main Street around 11 a.m. According to a Boise Police Department news release, a group of mostly juveniles got into an altercation and the boy fired a gun in the direction of several people, hitting the girl. . She was treated for minor injuries.
According to the news release, “evidence indicated the incident was likely gang-related,” but officials did not elaborate. A news release from the Caldwell Police Department said the boy, who was arrested in Caldwell, “is suspected of committing several gang-related crimes in both Ada and Payette counties.”
Caldwell officials said the boy was believed to be armed and dangerous, prompting SWAT to serve a warrant for his arrest at a Berkeley Avenue home Thursday afternoon. After several hours of negotiations, the boy was taken into custody.