November 17, 2010 in Idaho, Region

Suspect dead, officer wounded in Idaho shooting

Associated Press
 

Suspect dead, officer wounded in Riggins shooting

RIGGINS, Idaho — Idaho County officials say a 47-year-old man wanted in Colorado is dead and a deputy sheriff was injured during a shootout early Wednesday in Riggins.

Curtis Scrivner was killed in a gun battle with a deputy at about 7:30 a.m. about five miles east of Riggins, county commissioner Jim Rehder said.

Deputy Fred Carey was shot twice and taken by ambulance to a McCall hospital. Carey was later flown by helicopter to a Boise hospital, where he was listed in stable condition late Wednesday, according to the Idaho County sheriff’s office.

Authorities say Scrivner was contacted by Riggins Deputy Jonny Wilson the day before the shootout for failing to appear on a felony warrant from El Paso County, Colo.

At that time, Scrivner reportedly displayed a firearm and fled. Additional law enforcement backup was summoned because Scrivner had made previous threats to officers.

The Salmon River Joint School District went into lockdown Tuesday while officers searched for Scrivner, and classes were canceled Wednesday.

Details of how and when Scrivner died have not been released.

The Lewiston Tribune reports Scrivner has had at least one other confrontation with police involving a weapon earlier this year. Scrivner was arrested in April after an argument with a bicyclist in Colorado Springs, Colo., escalated and police say he brandished a handgun, according to local media reports.

Scrivner was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing and aggravated robbery.

An Idaho State Police team is investigating his death outside Riggins.

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