From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #220123-001
On 01/22/2022, at about 9:08 PM, a 42-year-old female reported she was walking in the area of Glacier Highway and Davis Ave, when the occupants of a dark colored Jeep Liberty, shot her with what she believed to be an airsoft gun. Responding Officers saw the female had a small hole in her clothing, where she stated she was shot and a single steel BB was lodged inside the clothing.
At about 9:47 PM, JPD received a report about the occupants of a green Jeep, shooting at a moving vehicle while driving inbound on Egan Drive, near Fred Meyer. It was reported that when the occupants of the green Jeep shot the other vehicle, a white Toyota Tacoma, it had shattered the driver's side front window.
Responding officers located the green Jeep in the area of Raven Road, located within Switzer Village. The vehicle was occupied by five people, two adults and three juveniles. The driver was identified as an 18-year-old male, the front passenger was a 20-year-old male, the rear passengers were two 17-year-old females and a 16-year-old female.
The Toyota Tacoma was occupied by three people, a 23-year-old male, a 20-year-old male and a 17-year-old male. They reported that the green Jeep pulled up alongside their vehicle while they were all headed inbound on Egan Drive, when the front passenger of the Jeep pointed what they believed was a real handgun at them. They heard a loud sound and then the window to the Toyota shattered.
Following an investigation, the 20-year-old male passenger of the Jeep, Jared Nicholas Willia Burns was placed under arrest and taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Burns was lodged on the following charges:
- Three counts of Assault in the 3rd degree - a Class C Felony
- Assault in the 4th degree - a Class A Misdemeanor
- Reckless Endangerment - a Class A Misdemeanor
- Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree - a Class A Misdemeanor
- Furnishing Alcoholic Beverages to Persons Under 21 - a Class A Misdemeanor
All of the occupants of the Jeep appeared to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages. The juvenile occupants of the Jeep were released to parents.
A black BB style handgun and BB's was located inside the Jeep.
The 42-year-old female sustained minor injuries due to being shot with the BB gun. The value of the damaged window of the Toyota Tacoma is estimated at about $250-$300.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.