May 1, 2010 in Idaho

Hayden man accused of shooting at deputies

The Spokesman-Review

Kerry Noel Damiano
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A 22-year-old Hayden man was arrested early Saturday after allegedly shooting at Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies were called to East Chilco Road near Chilco Lake, north of Hayden, about midnight for a report of trespassers causing a disturbance, officials said.

As deputies approached, an armed man allegedly fired one round at the officers. The deputies returned fire, and the suspect, later identified as Kerry Noel Damiano, gave up without further incident, authorities said.

Damiano was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault.

The Idaho State Police will conduct an investigation, as is the protocol for all deputy-involved shootings.

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