Officials: 2 LEOs wounded in Idaho shooting
Bonner County Commissioner Dan McDonald said both LEOs were “doing well”
The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Two law enforcement officers were shot Monday morning in Sandpoint, KHQ reported. They survived the shooting and are in surgery.
The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office sent an alert at about 3:30 a.m. for residents in the Ridley Village area to stay inside. Ridley Village is on the west side of Sandpoint.
KHQADAM: RT KHQGraceChapin: #BREAKING We've just arrived on scene at Ridley Village Rd where there is still a heavy police presence. We will be making our way to the press conference at the Sandpoint City Hall at 8am to learn exactly what happened here. … pic.twitter.com/ReoVXoRYY8— 590 KQNT (@590KQNT) March 5, 2018
Bonner County Commissioner Dan McDonald confirmed on Facebook Monday morning that two Sandpoint police officers were shot. He said they were both “doing well.”
According to KHQ, the two officers responded to a call for service at Ridley Village at around 3:10 a.m., when a suspect stepped out of their residence and began firing at the officers. Both were struck by bullets.
KHQ reported one officer was transported to Kootenai Medical Center and is currently in surgery. The other officer was transported to Bonner General Hospital.
The condition of the suspect is unknown.
Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison Ave., is closed today. Sandpoint High and Middle Schools are open but the schools have initiated lockout procedures.
The shootings are the second and third shootings of law enforcement officers in North Idaho in less than a week. On Tuesday Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Charles Hatley was injured when he was shot near Government Way and Hattie Avenue in Coeur d’Alene.
This story is developing and will be updated.
#BREAKING I’m outside @kootenaihealth where one of the Sandpoint officers shot this morning is undergoing surgery. We don’t have a report on condition yet. I’m seeing many law enforcement vehicles coming in and out of the parking lot. pic.twitter.com/i9A3LHeFTC— Rob Harris (@robharristv) March 5, 2018
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