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CdA police kill man after he opens fire downtown

Coeur d’Alene police shot and killed a man Saturday after police say he shot someone, then fired a gun at officers and civilians as he drove through Coeur d’Alene. “He was shooting at us,” witness Rick Knoke said. “It was duck and cover time.”

Coeur d’Alene police shooting

Kootenai County Sheriff's Maj. Ben Wolfinger gives information about Saturday's police shooting in Coeur d'Alene.

Friend claims man shot by police was unarmed

New details are emerging from the fatal shooting in Spokane Valley including the identity of the dead man and claims from his best friend that he may not have been armed at the time of the shooting.

Suspect kills self after two deputies shot

As police closed in on a suspect in the shooting of two sheriff's deputies today, the suspect fired repeatedly at pursuing squad cars, then shot and killed himself in the Deer Park area.

Creaches want all cars marked

No one has lost more from the August shooting that killed a Spokane Valley pastor than Imogene Creach. The widow of 74-year-old Wayne Scott Creach stood among family members Wednesday as they implored Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich to prohibit the parking of unmarked patrol cars on private property.

Investigation continues in Idaho fugitive shooting

A man who was shot and injured by an Idaho State Police officer near Coeur d'Alene in February has been returned to the Montana State Prison and could face charges for walking away from a Helena prerelease center in October.

Slain pastor’s sons push for new laws

The sons of slain pastor Wayne Scott Creach have taken their quest for justice to the state Legislature. Alan and Ernie Creach, and the Freedom Restoration Project, a gun rights activist group, submitted two bills last week they hope will curb unjustified police shootings and the illegal use of unmarked vehicles, in response to the Aug. 25 shooting death of 74-year-old Creach in Spokane Valley.

Man shot by deputy denies being armed

A suspected thief shot multiple times by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy disputed law enforcement reports Sunday that he was armed with a pistol even though authorities say they recovered a gun and several other stolen items at his home. “I woke up with my body hit like a freakin’ target,” said Trinidy C. Lopez, 23, who explained during a brief telephone interview from his hospital bed that he had been asleep in his bedroom after a night of partying when deputies arrived at his Loon Lake home early Saturday and one of them began shooting. “I woke up in excruciating pain.”

Suspected vehicle prowler shot by Stevens County sheriff’s deputy

A person suspected of numerous vehicle prowls in rural Stevens County was in serious condition in a Spokane hospital Saturday after being shot by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy. Events that led to the shooting were unclear Saturday evening. The incident began about 1:18 a.m. when the Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of vehicle prowling in the area, according to police. A firearm was stolen from one of the vehicles. Police said deputies contacted the suspect on the 4300 block of East Deer Lake Road about 3 a.m. and shots were fired.


An Idaho State Police report confirms that Cpl. Dan Howard fired the shots that killed one person and injured another after two Montana fugitives rammed his patrol car on Feb. 7. Mark Marion Maykopet, 24, of Butte, was treated at Kootenai Medical Center then jailed on a $1.5 million bond. His passenger, Christie O’Leary Little, 40, also known as Christie Ann Little, was killed.

ISP corporal fired fatal shots

An Idaho State Police report confirms that Cpl. Dan Howard fired the shots that killed one person and injured another after two Montana fugitives rammed his patrol car on Feb. 7.

Man shot by deputies acquitted of assault

A Spokane County jury today exonerated a man charged with assaulting the two deputies who shot him several times, leaving the man paralyzed below the chest. David J. Glidden, 28, broke into tears as the jury read the verdict of “not guilty” on two counts of third-degree assault on officers.