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UPDATE: Woman shot and killed by Sandpoint Police identified

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SANDPOINT, Idaho - One woman is dead after being shot by Sandpoint Police officers Tuesday night at Bonner General Hospital. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is handling the multi-agency investigation and according to Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, Sandpoint Police officers were called to the area of 3rd and Alder in front of Bonner General Hospital Tuesday night for a report of a woman who was armed with a knife.

Two officers arrived on scene and found the 35-year-old woman, with a knife, outside the hospital. She has been identified as Jeanetta Marie Riley from Priest Lake. According to the Bonner County Sheriff's office their preliminary investigation indicates the female aggressed the officers while refusing to comply with commands to drop the knife. The officers then responded to the threat using lethal force.

Despite immediate medical intervention by Bonner EMS and Bonner General Hospital Emergency Department personnel, the woman did not survive.

Two detectives from the Coeur d'Alene Police Department will also be assisting with the investigation. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Gary Johnston at (208) 263-8417 ext. 3058


As this is an ongoing investigation so names of involved parties are being withheld at this time.
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