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Fugitive from justice deceased after overnight SWAT standoff in Coeur d'Alene

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Standoff suspect John David Crispin. Standoff suspect John David Crispin.
A standoff in Coeur d'Alene is now over. A standoff in Coeur d'Alene is now over.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A fugitive from justice with four separate warrants involving violent crimes has been found deceased in a home in Coeur d'Alene after a several hour SWAT standoff. 37-year-old John David Crispin was found dead in the 7000 block of Quincy Court after barricading himself in the home and firing at least one round from his gun at officers.

According to Coeur d'Alene Police, Crispin's ex-wife contacted police after leaving her home at approximately 8:30pm Saturday night, stating that Crispin was inside her residence, was armed with a gun, and had made statements that he would not leave or cooperate with police.

Officer immediately set up a perimeter around the residence, and notified nearby neighbors of the armed standoff. Officers attempted to contact Crispin by phone and bullhorn. SWAT team made up of Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Coeur d'Alene City responded to the scene and also attempted to make contact with Crispin, and he would not communicate with them.

At approximately 3:30am Crispin fired at least one round from a weapon. No officers were injured. Officers returned fire. As of 6am Sunday morning, Crispin still had not surrendered. Just before 9am Sunday, authorities were able to locate Crispin inside the home deceased. The multi-agency Critical Incident Task Force will take over the investigation.

Crispin was wanted in Benewah County for assault, battery, drugs, unlawful possession of a firearm and felony eluding. He was wanted in Salt Lake City for assault with a dangerous weapon. He was wanted by the US Marshalls for aggravated battery, aggravated assault, attempt to injure with a weapon, and eluding, and by US probation for a probation violation of felon in possession of a firearm.

The street in front of the residence will remain closed as detectives complete their investigation. The investigation is being handled as an officer involved shooting. No further information about this incident is available at this time. There will be no further updates today.

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