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Woman Killed In Officer Involved Shooting After Pursuit

FIRST ON KHQ COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The woman shot and killed by an Idaho State Policeman after an altercation near Hayden, Idaho, was identified Tuesday as 40-year-old Christie A. Little of Butte, Mont.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says a fugitive from Montana who was traveling with Little was slightly injured when the trooper opened fire on a vehicle that collided with the patrol car Monday evening near Hayden.

The man who was driving the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Mark M. Maykopet of Butte. He was treated and released from the hospital and booked into the Kootenai County Jail on charges of eluding a peace officer, aggravated assault on a peace officer and being a fugitive. The trooper has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Maykopet, alias Mark Marion Macy, walked away from a prerelease center in Helena, Mont., in October, according to a press release from the center.

He was there finishing a three-year sentence for a 2007 felony theft conviction in Flathead County and 10-year suspended sentences for felony convictions in 2008 for drugs and issuing bad checks, according to the Montana Department of Corrections.
   

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