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Knife drawn and shots fired at Esther Simplot Park over the weekend

Boise Police Officer
Posted at 10:33 AM, Apr 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-15 14:53:22-04

A teenage girl is charged with aggravated battery after an incident at a popular Boise park Sunday evening.

Boise Police were first called to Esther Simplot Park near Quinn's Pond in West Boise at around 7:00 pm Sunday for reports of "shots fired".

When they arrived, officers found a man with a knife injury. The officers then learned it was this same man who had fired the reported shots.

Following an investigation of the scene, officers determined that a 17-year-old girl who had fled the scene was responsible for the knife wound.

According to witnesses on the scene, the girl attacked the man with her knife, slashing his forearm. The man then drew his firearm and fired into the ground twice. One of the shots hit the girl's toe.

The girl was treated for her minor injury and charged with Aggravated battery. According to police, the evidence indicates that the man was acting in self-defense.

Police tell Idaho News 6 the two individuals involved did not know each other.