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Shooting suspect arrested in Post Falls

Shooting suspect Chad E. Tipton was arrested in Post Falls Thursday afternoon after leading police on a brief chase.

A man arrived at Kootenai Health to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound the morning of Dec. 15. Investigators believed that Tipton, a Post Falls resident with multiple distinctive tattoos, was responsible for the shooting in the 1800 block of East Jenny Lynn Lane.

The North Idaho Violent Times Task force received a tip about Tipton’s location and located him near Empire Center Boulevard and West Seltice Way shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Tipton briefly tried to flee but was quickly captured, according to a news release from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

Tipton, 31, has been booked into the Kootenai County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, obstructing police and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


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