Teens arrested after shots fired at a house and two vehicles

May 24, 2024

Arrested: Irvin Rodriquez Soriano, 19, Boise

Charges: Grand Theft (F), Unlawful discharge at a house (F), Enhancement- use of a firearm in commission of a felony (F)

Arrested: Sammuel Silva, 18, Boise

Charges: Accessory to a felony (F), Destruction of evidence (F), Driving under the influence (m)

Arrested: Juvenile

Charges: Accessory to a felony (F)

On May 24, 2024, just after midnight, Boise Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of W. Timathy Lane and N. Shamrock Avenue.  Officers canvassed the area and found two vehicles and one house that had been struck by gunfire on W. Florence Lane.  Officers continued to check the area and did not find anyone who had been physically injured.

Through an investigation involving officers from patrol and BPD’s Violent Crime Unit, officers located a vehicle suspected of being involved in the incident in a parking lot at Fairview and Five Mile.  Officers detained three suspects in the vehicle and continued their investigation.  The driver was identified as Sammuel Silva, and the two passengers were identified as Irvin Rodriguez Soriano and a 16-year-old juvenile.

During the investigation, evidence showed that a stolen firearm was in the suspect’s vehicle and Rodriquez Soriano was in possession of an extended pistol magazine and ammunition.  The bullet that was located at the home on Florence Lane matched that of the magazine located on Rodriquez Soriano’s person and additional evidence showed he was the one who fired the weapon. Evidence also showed that Silva had disposed of used shell casings in a nearby trash can and the juvenile had been driving during the incident.

All three of the suspects appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and were given a Field Sobriety Test. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for DUI for Sammuel Silva and the other two suspects were issued citations for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Rodriquez and Silva were taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the listed charges. The juvenile was booked into juvenile detention.

“Part of what makes Boise a safe city is that we do not tolerate criminal violence like what occurred last night and we will continue to partner with our community to stop those who disrupt our otherwise peaceful neighborhoods,“ said BPD Lieutenant Corey Smith. “We commend the neighbors who quickly alerted police to this shooting and the many officers who responded and diligently worked to investigate and ultimately arrest the suspects.”

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations


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