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Man killed in confrontation with Bonner County deputies in Coolin

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

An Idaho State Police vehicle sits at a roadblock near the scene of a deadly, officer-involved shooting near Coolin, Idaho on September 26, 2017. (Peter Maxwell / KHQ)
An Idaho State Police vehicle sits at a roadblock near the scene of a deadly, officer-involved shooting near Coolin, Idaho on September 26, 2017. (Peter Maxwell / KHQ)

A man was shot and died during a Tuesday morning confrontation with Bonner County sheriff’s deputies in the tiny unincorporated town of Coolin on the southern tip of Priest Lake.

The Idaho State Police are leading the investigation into the shooting. Initial reports are that deputies were attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant on the man around 9 a.m. The man was armed and “exhibited hostile behavior to the deputies” and the deputies fired their weapons, according to ISP.

No information has been released indicating how many deputies fired on the man. He was given medical attention and put in an ambulance to bring him to a nearby medical helicopter but died in the back of the ambulance, ISP said.

Neither the man nor the involved deputies have been identified.


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