Witness video catches gunshots from officer involved shooting in Post Falls


by KREM.com


Posted on June 22, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 22 at 6:06 PM

POST FALLS, Idaho.—Authorities shut down part of I-90 early Sunday morning to investigate a multi-agency officer involved shooting in Post Falls. The interstate was shut down for 14-hours. Neighbors nearby the shooting said they heard upwards of 50 gunshots.

"Oh yeah, it was 'pow pow pow pow.' And then 'pow pow pow pow,'" said neighbor Tom Ivers.

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. The lone suspect was taken to Kootenai Health and listed in critical condition Sunday morning according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

 "It sounded like a war going on out there, about 30 to 40 shots," said neighbor Benjamin Aleck.

Aleck said he took cover inside his home.

"It was scary. I didn't know if they were going to be shooting inside the house," said Aleck.

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Ivers said he called 911 when he heard the shots outside. He said dispatch told him to stay inside and out of sight.

Idaho State Police said the westbound lanes of I-90 were closed between Highway 41 and Spokane Street from 2:00 a.m. until just before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The eastbound lanes on the stretch of the interstate were unaffected.

The Critical Incident Task Force, led by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office, launched an investigation.