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In brief: Man arrested on assault, weapon charges in Coeur d’Alene

From Staff And Wire Reports

Coeur d’Alene police arrested a man early Sunday on suspicion of aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

About 2 a.m. an officer spotted Dean Hofmeister holding a gun at his side during what appeared to be an argument with another man downtown at Third Street and East Coeur d’Alene Avenue. The victim appeared to be stepping away from Hofmeister, Sgt. Christie Wood said.

When the officer attempted to make contact with Hofmeister, he saw the suspect put the gun inside his jacket and start to walk away, Wood said. After several verbal commands, Hofmeister complied and was arrested.

The 25-year-old victim and three witnesses said that prior to the officer’s arrival Hofmeister had pulled his gun on the victim and stuck it in his face. The victim said he and Hofmeister had bumped into each other inside the Rocker Room bar and exchanged words.

Hofmeister was taken to the Kootenai County Jail and booked on the charges.

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Second arrest made in Portland shooting

PORTLAND – An 18-year-old man arrested Sunday is the second of three people believed to be involved in a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school, police said.

Marquel Dugas, 18, was arrested on a probation violation and booked into jail Sunday afternoon.

Police said they are working to identify a third person connected with Friday’s shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School.

One of three people hospitalized has been released. Taylor Zimmers, 16, remains hospitalized in serious condition, while David Jackson-Liday, 20, was in fair condition. Labraye Franklin, 17, was released from the hospital Saturday.

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