UPDATE: 3-Year-Old Dies After Mass Stabbing
UPDATE (1:30 p.m. July 2): The Boise Police Department received an update that the three-year-old victim who was flown to Utah for treatment of the injuries she received in Saturday night's attack has died.
Police stated, "It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that she has passed away today. We will not be receiving her name until additional notifications have been made."
Of the other eight victims, one child has been treated and released from the hospital. Seven victims remain in the hospital, many with serious or critical injuries. Boise Police will release any signfiicant developments that they happen.
Furthermore, Boise Police are asking anyone who has had contact with the 30-year-old suspect Timmy Kinner in the past recent months to call Crime Stoppers at (208) 343-2677, email them at www.343COPS.com or leave a tip using the "P3 Tips" app for your mobile device. The out of area number to call is 1-800-222-TIPS.
Nine victims, six of which were children, were rushed to local Boise hospitals Saturday evening with life-threatening injuries after an extreme stabbing incident off of State Street took place.
Suspect Timmy Earl Kinner was arrested at 8:50 p.m. Saturday, just four minutes after police were dispatched to a report of a stabbing incident in the affordable housing community of Wylie Street Station Apartments and in the parking lot.
According to Boise Police, 30-year-old Kinner was originally from Los Angeles and had been a temporary resident at the Wylie Street Station Apartments before being asked to leave on Friday. He is charged with 15 felonies: nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child. After one of the victims died on Monday, July 3rd after suscombing to injuries, he is now charged with murder as well.
Police raced to the scene, where the suspect fled north on State Street. Police were able to locate the male almost immediately and take him into custody at gunpoint. The suspect had discarded the knife used in the attack, but police were able to recover it quickly.
Boise Police Chief Bill Bones said in a news conference that investigators are currently trying to determine what the motive was for the attack. Bones did comment, however, that this was the worst crime the department has seen to date.
A vigil will take place for the stabbing victims at 6 p.m. Monday, July 2nd on the steps of the Boise City Hall. The community is encouraged to attend and show their support for those fighting for their lives.