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PF Officer Shoots, Kills Man In Hayden

A woman was escorted away from the scene of an officer involved shooting in Hayden earlier today. A 33-year-old North Idaho man was shot and killed by a police officer after reportedly using his car to strike an Idaho State Police trooper. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Latest: A North Idaho man with an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by a Post Falls police officer early today after striking a state trooper with his car, police say. Justin Earl Nicholas Todd died at Kootenai Medical Center after a nearly 20-minue police chase ended with shots fired in a residential area near St. Estephe Court and Bordeaux Drive, just west of Ramsey Road and south of Honeysuckle Drive in Hayden. The Idaho State Police trooper had tried to stop Todd’s car after the car triggered an alert system on Interstate 90 that detects stolen vehicles and fugitives. Todd had an arrest warrant in Kootenai County for eluding police/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here.

Scanner Traffic Redux (from 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 7: "Officer chased man wanted named Justin on felony warrants in white Nissan from 4th & Best until losing him near Dragonfly & Acorn. Fleeing man was speeding at 55-60 mph on city streets — and is wanted on felony charge of eluding police.

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