- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two men are jailed on $1 million bail each and a woman is being sought following a drive-by shooting that damaged at least three Boise homes, including one that had a bullet pass all the way through it, police said.

The suspects fired five or six shots from a car Monday evening in a neighborhood about 4 miles southwest of downtown.

“In one case, officers found a bullet went into the rear of one home, exited through the front of the home and entered a second residence,” police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said. “Considering the number of shots fired into homes, it is very, very thankful that nobody was injured.”

After the shooting, the vehicle crashed but then sped away. The 2014 Nissan Altima was later found abandoned.

With help from residents, officers quickly located one of the suspects, 26-year-old Zachary Eugene Tharp of Nampa, near Borah High School and took him into custody.

The other man, 21-year-old Damon Neil Wall of Bellevue, was arrested a few hours later after he entered a trailer park and broke into a home, authorities said. A woman with a child fled the residence and called police.

Investigators said Tuesday they are still looking for a third suspect, a woman who is considered armed and dangerous.

“She was involved in shots being fired at homes,” Hightower said. “That’s a dangerous, desperate thing to do.”

Authorities believe the suspects targeted a specific person, but they haven’t stated a possible motive.

The Boise Police Department is grateful for the public’s assistance in the case, Lt. Brett Quilter of the agency’s patrol division said in a news release.

“At every step, citizens pointed out to officers what direction the suspects were driving or running,” Quilter said. “It was a huge help in getting the two men into custody, and it speaks to just how much people value the safety of their city.”

Tharp and Wall each are charged with felony unlawful discharge of a weapon at a house or occupied building.

At a bond hearing Tuesday, a judge set bail at $1 million apiece for the men and ordered them to get public defenders. A spokeswoman at the Ada County Public Defender’s Office said Tuesday it usually takes at least five days for an attorney to be appointed.

Tharp and Wall are next scheduled to appear in court April 21.



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