WORLEY, Idaho -- A drug deal involving the Drug Enforcement Association ended with a man in the hospital for a gunshot wound sustained in a pursuit with local authorities.
Police said Charles E. Gibson, 41, met an undercover DEA officer around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tribal Conoco Tribal gas station at 37902 S. Nukwalqw in Worley. The gas station is adjacent to the Coeur d’Alene Casino.
Authorities tried to arrest the man after he allegedly sold methamphetamines to an undercover agent in a sting called "Buy and Bust." Gibson made away from the scene and led officers on a quick pursuit, covering about one-quarter mile. Authorities laid down spike strips, which stopped the suspect’s vehicle.
One of the officers fired at Gibson during the pursuit. Investigators say some of the officers felt threatened. He was hit by flying shrapnel and received a minor skin injury. Medics took him to Kootenai Medical Center.
Authorities did not immediately release the name of the agency that fired the shot. Idaho State Police was providing backup to the DEA’s investigation.
Gibson, of Spokane, is expected to face trafficking charges, along with others.