Kellogg man commits suicide in car, bullet hits driver

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 8:19 AM

KELLOGG— A driver was injured early Wednesday in Kellogg after their passenger in the same car committed suicide.

Shoshone County Deputies and Kellogg Police Officers were dispatched around 3:30 a.m. to the Bunker overpass in Kellogg just off I-90.  Upon arrival, deputies found 30-year-old Desmond Haley dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the white four-door vehicle. Kellogg Police say the driver, 29-year-old Bryan Septer was hit by the same bullet from the 40-caliber handgun.

It’s believed the bullet entered through the victim's upper arm and was possibly lodged against his spine. The police chief says that Septer tried to drive himself to Shoshone Medical Center, but had to stop at the overpass because he started to lose feeling in his legs.

He was eventually air-lifted to Kootenai Medical Center.

Septer works at the Gondolier Conoco gas station as a cashier. Co-workers declined to go on camera, but called the father of two, a good friend, who was loyal to others.

Neighbors in Wallace are stunned by what happened. Septer graduated from Wallace High School back in 2001,

It is unknown exactly when and where the trigger was pulled, or what led up to the actual suicide shooting.

Kellogg police are now handling the investigation. They plan to speak with Septer once he is released from the hospital.

At last check, Septer was in fair condition.

 

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