POST FALLS, Idaho – Sunday’s officer involved shooting in Post Falls is the eighth one of 2014 in the region.
Authorities said officers and deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police and Idaho State Police were involved in an early morning shooting near the Spokane Street overpass on I-90. The lone suspect was taken to Kootenai Health and listed in critical condition, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.
The first officer involved shooting was January 6, 2014. Spokane Police shot a man outside Truth Ministries near Sprague and Napa. The man survived.
In February, an Army veteran reportedly called 911 and said he wanted to commit suicide by cop. Police said he led them on a chase through Spokane and North Idaho. It ended in a fatal shoot out with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies near the Valley Mall.
Then in March, Spokane County deputies shot a woman after a standoff at a Motel 6 in Spokane Valley. The woman suffered a hand injury.
In late March, authorities said a deputy in Stevens County shot and killed a suspect who reportedly opened fire on him with a shotgun.
A few days after that shooting, Spokane Police said they confronted an armed robbery suspect at his home. They said he came out with what appeared to be a weapon. The man was shot and killed by officers.
In late April, officials said a murder suspect drove through a police barricade near a crime scene at Standard and Jackson. He was also shot and killed.
At the beginning of June, authorities said Coeur d’Alene Police shot and killed an armed man while they were responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Several of these shootings remain under investigation by outside agencies.
KREM 2 looked back at every officer involved shooting in this area not still under investigation. They were all eventually ruled justified.