COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho-- Coeur d’Alene Police released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man on Sunday.
Authorities said Officer Spencer Mortensen is a six-year veteran with the department.
Officials said Eric Johnston was killed after an apparent altercation over a hit-and-run incident. Johnston reportedly hit and severed a light pole with a vehicle around Dollar and Lost Avenue. Authorities said they tracked him down and an altercation ensued after officers made contact.
The incident is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police. Authorities said the officers involved are on administrative leave.