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Hayden Man Held In Gunfire Exchange

Kerry Noel Damiano, 22, of Hayden, is in custody facing an aggravated assault charge after an exchange of gunfire with deputies early this morning, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department.  Deputies responded to the area of East Chilco Road near Chilco Lake, north of Hayden, for a report of trespassers causing a disturbance in the area around midnight.  Initial information indicates that as deputies were approaching the area the suspect fired one round and the deputies returned fire.  The suspect Damiano then gave up without further incident.  No one was injured in the incident. The Idaho State Police was called in to perform the investigation.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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