ISP trooper fatally shoots driver in Shoshone County

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 12:49 PM

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho-- Authorities are responding to the scene of an officer-involved shooting along the Idaho-Montana state line about one mile west of Lookout Pass.


Kootenai County authorities confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the shooting involved Idaho State Police trooper.

A Shoshone County Sheriff's deputy found the suspect asleep in his car pulled over on Interstate 90 near milepost 73 around noon. Officials said the deputy pulled over to check on the man with Idaho State Police as backup. The suspect had a gun with him, and there was a struggle according to authorities.  Investigators said that is when the Idaho State Police officer shot the suspect.
The man who was shot was taken to Shoshone Medical Center where he later died.

Authorities said the victim was a white male in his twenties but have not released a name. An autopsy will be scheduled at a later time. Officials have not said how many shots were fired.

The Critical Investigative Team was requested for the investigation with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office being the lead agency.

Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office at (208)446-1300.

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