Posts tagged: Justin Todd
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.
Wrestling with the mere idea of a person being shot repeatedly by multiple individuals in close proximity of homes and families is not ordinarily a topic society discusses at the breakfast table, and for obvious reasons. It’s morbid, barbaric and discerningly incomprehensible taken in sane context. Yet, our movie cinemas, video games and televisions endlessly characterize this exact behavior and much worse, all for the sake of amusement. At 2:38 a.m. on Monday, March 12, our quiet cul de sac became a virtual movie set, complete with blaring sirens, flashing lights and a cacophony of gunfire. Having been awakened by approaching sirens, my wife was immediately out of bed and pulled our window blinds up as I scrambled from the other side of the bedroom to see what all the commotion was about. Suddenly the roar of gunfire sent us both to the floor below our window. After the shooting had stopped, we witnessed the aftermath of one of the most dramatic and intensely real death scenes we’ve ever seen. Needless to say, our lives have been forever affected by this unfortunate event/Troy Evans, Coeur d'Alene Press My Turn article. More here including home video of shootout.
Investigators in the officer-shooting death of Justin Todd, 33, of Coeur d'Alene this week have discovered a wig, clothing and false identifications in Todd's vehicle, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff's Department news release. They also found evidence that the vehicle was recently painted from blue to white and found six cans of black spray paint that may have been planned to use to paint the car again. Also found in the car were a brassknuckle/stun gun combination weapon, a knife, three cellular telephones, drug paraphernalia and a police scanner that was operating and tuned to local law enforcement frequencies. News release here.
Investigators said today that more than one officer fired at a North Idaho fugitive early Monday, killing him. Police previously had not confirmed whether one or multiple officers fired at Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33, (pictured) after a chase began when an electronic monitor alerted law enforcement to Todd’s vehicle because of his fugitive status. The Post Falls police officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave as the investigation continues. Investigators today continue to conduct interview and process evidence, which they said could take several days to complete, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Lab results can take several more weeks. The Kootenia County Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether the shooting was justified/SR. More here.