Post Falls officer involved shooting eighth one of 2014



Posted on June 23, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 8:28 AM

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.

READ: Witness video catches gunshots from officer involved shooting in Post Falls

The first officer involved shooting was January 6, 2014. Spokane Police shot a man outside Truth Ministries near Sprague and Napa. The man survived.

MORE: SPD: Suspect in officer invovled shooting expected to survive

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.

READ: Military veteran shot and killed by authorities was holding gun

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.

MORE: Woman shot in Motel 6 standoff in Spokane Valley

In late March, authorities said a deputy in Stevens County shot and killed a suspect who reportedly opened fire on him with a shotgun.

READ: Stevens Co. detective shot and injured

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.

WATCH: Video shows Spokane Police shooting robbery suspect

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.

READ: Murder suspect Jeremy Arnold shot and killed by SPD officers

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.

MORE: Officers involved in fatal Coeur d'Alene shooting identified

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.