True Crime -June 23, 2004 

SUMMER STANDOFF SEASON BEGINS

Boise Police Special Operations units were summoned to two standoffs in two days on Sunday, June 20 and Monday, June 21. The first commenced at 7:56 p.m. when officers received a notification of three gunshots fired inside a home on the Boise bench. The resident, 29-year-old Paul Morrison, was reported to be potentially suicidal. He refused to come out when summoned by officers, and fired several desperate shots in their general direction over the next two hours. After hearing a final shot at 11 p.m., officers fired pepper gas into the home to force Morrison out. When there was no response, Special Op officers entered the home at 12:07 a.m. and found Morrison dead of what County Coroners determined was a self-inflicted gunshot.

SUMMER STANDOFF: THE SEQUEL

Eight hours and four minutes after one standoff ended in tragedy, officers found another just beginning. At 8:11 a.m. on Monday, June 21 they responded to a report of handgun shots fired at a man standing on a sidewalk in front of a northeast Boise home. The man reportedly was attempting to retrieve a dog from a woman inside the home, but the woman felt that money owed to her was of more immediate concern than dog chauffeuring. Nobody was injured by the shot.

Upon learning that the woman had four children barricaded inside the home with her, police brought in the weary Special Operations Unit, as well as the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams. Streets surrounding the subdivision were promptly closed, and over 200 homes were notified of the standoff via an automated telephone system.

At 12:07 p.m., Kimberly Records, 35, walked slowly out of the home carrying a small child. Records is currently in the Ada County Jail facing charges of aggravated assault, while her children, ages 5 and 9, were relinquished to the custody of Health and Welfare. Officers returned the other two children, ages 2 and 7, to their families. Records had been "watching" the children for a friend during the ordeal.

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