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Tribal Police Officer shot near Lewiston, in stable condition

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

A Nez Pierce Tribal police officer is in the hospital after he was shot Wednesday at his Lewiston Orchards home.

Officer Josh Rigney is in stable condition, according to a news release from the Nez Pierce Tribe.

Rigney was shot twice at about 4:30 p.m. while he was off duty, according to the news release. His wife called 911.

Two men were taken to a hospital after being shot, the Lewiston Tribune reported. One of the victims was shot at Rigney’s house. It is unclear if Rigney was the person referenced.

Another man was shot at Burrell Avenue near the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, according to the Tribune. His condition is unknown but he was shot in the chest.

The city of Lewiston recalled a news release in which it reported that after the shooting a suspect was dead and that three Lewiston police officers were involved in the incident and were uninjured, according to KHQ.

While there is no current threat to the community, the Lewiston Police Department is asking people to avoid the area of the 3500 block of 11th Street and the 1300 block of Burrell Avenue as they continue to investigate, according to the release.

Lewiston Orchards borders the city of Lewiston. It is not on tribal land.

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