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Top Story: Adam Johnson Goes Free

Adam Johnson, in his office in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Adam, 25, had a big brother through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Adam Johnson, in his office in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Adam, 25, had a big brother through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Coeur d'Alene businessman Adam Johnson is shown in his office in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Johnson has been in jail since he was accused of shooting two Moses Lake men on Sherman Avenue during the holidays. (Kathy Plonka/SR)

A Coeur d’Alene businessman who shot two men following an argument at a downtown bar will not face charges after a grand jury declined to indict him. Prosecutors moved to dismiss charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery against Adam M. Johnson, 25, in Kootenai County District Court today after the grand jury proceeding, which was closed to the public/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here. Originally posted at 1:51 p.m. today.

Question: In the comments section, Zelda Krup says that Johnson will probably be viewed as a hero around town now and predicts: "Holy mackeral, now everybody who smells a whiff of danger in the air will be packing heat. More shootings to come, I predict." What will be the fallout to this decision?




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