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Suspect in Cd’A standoff found asleep in apartment

From staff reports
A SWAT team broke into a shooting suspect’s Coeur d’Alene apartment Thursday and found him asleep in a back bedroom. “He slept through a fairly large bang when (the police) broke in,” Sgt. Christie Wood with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said. Zebulon R. Batke, 33, allegedly fired into a duplex where his ex-girlfriend lives in the 700 block of Third Street at 2:30 Thursday morning. No one was injured in the shooting. Police cornered Batke in his apartment at 3825 Ramsey Road, just south of Kathleen Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, and an hours-long standoff ensued. After breaking into the apartment, police found Batke had barricaded himself in his room. He was armed with a fully loaded AK 47 assault rifle, a loaded .357 magnum pistol and a single shot shotgun. Batke was arrested and charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied residence and one count of aggravated assault. Both are felonies.
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