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Questioning Official Account of Killing

Troy Evans, photographed Thursday,recorded home-security video of the shooting of Justin Todd by police following a high-speed chase that ended in the cul-de-sac outside his home in Hayden on March 12.He questions the police version of what happened. More here. (Jesse Tinsley SR photo of Troy Evans)

A homeowner says his surveillance video brings into question the official account of why law enforcement shot and killed a North Idaho fugitive three weeks ago, though police warn against drawing too many conclusions from the footage because it captures just a portion of the chaotic 20-minute chase and final encounter. Video from a home in the Hayden cul-de-sac where Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33, was cornered by police shows a Post Falls officer apparently firing at Todd as the fleeing felon tried to drive past the officer. The officer nearly slipped on the icy road before steadying himself and firing several more shots/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here.

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