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Police say man fascinated with law enforcement

Taryn Brodwater Staff writer

Bryan Lee Doss had a fascination with law enforcement, authorities say, and was once arrested for impersonating an officer.

On Friday, the 29-year-old allegedly shot his stepfather before fleeing to nearby Tubbs Hill. Police found Doss on Saturday afternoon, atop Tubbs Hill, dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Christie Wood said police still haven’t determined a motive for the shooting. Wood said she remembered Doss from years ago when she was working as a patrol officer.

She said Doss had a police scanner in his car when he was younger and would sometimes show up on calls he heard over the scanner.

“He would arrive on scene just to see what was going on,” Wood said. She said he didn’t cause problems, but his presence was “a little unnerving.”

In 1998, Doss was charged with impersonating a police officer. According to the criminal complaint, Doss had a blue flashing light in his car and pulled someone over.

The case was dismissed when a witness failed to appear in court.

Aside from the 1998 charge, Doss’ record included only minor traffic infractions.

Police responded to a house at 312 S. 14th St. on Friday and found Doss’ stepfather, 55-year-old Kim Grosch, lying on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds.

Grosch died later that evening at Kootenai Medical Center. Neighbors said Doss lived at the home with his mother and stepfather and that Doss and Grosch were frequently heard arguing.

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