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Two Bonner County deputies shot near Blanchard, suspect in custody

Jan. 16, 2017 Updated Mon., Jan. 16, 2017 at 10:40 p.m.

Two Bonner County sheriff’s deputies were shot while trying to arrest a man Monday morning at a home in Blanchard, Idaho.

Both deputies were shot three times, but their injuries were not life-threatening, Coeur d’Alene police Detective Jared Reneau said. The deputies were in surgery as of Monday afternoon and are expected to recover.

The deputies were shot around 11:30 a.m. while trying to arrest a man with a warrant, Reneau said. They were transported to Kootenai Health for treatment of their injuries.

The suspect in the home was also shot, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Detective Dennis Stinebaugh said. Stinebaugh wouldn’t say whether the man was shot by the deputies or if his injury was self-inflicted. The suspect was also taken to Kootenai Health, where he was still in surgery as of 4 p.m.

The names of the deputies involved and the suspect were not released Monday.

The Idaho State Police blocked off Mountain View Road in Blanchard as a part of the investigation into the shooting.

As authorities processed the shooting scene for evidence, other local law enforcement agencies tweeted out their support for the injured deputies.

“Thoughts and prayers for Bonner Co. deputies and community. #BlueFamily,” Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney posted.

“Our thoughts and prayers are going out to our #BlueFamily and the community in Bonner County right now. #TBL (Thin Blue Line),” the Spokane Police Department tweeted.

The last local shooting of a police officer was the death of Coeur d’Alene Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5, 2015.

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