A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting at Pinegrove Dr. and Canfield Ave. in Coeur d'Alene Wednesday morning.
KHQ was first on scene of the deadly shooting, and Adam Mayer was told that several officers attempted to use non-lethal force before shooting the suspect.
Coeur d'Alene Police says around 9:50 a.m., officers responded to the report of a disorderly man who was armed with a knife. Officers gave multiple commands and used less-than-lethal forces, including bean bags and a taser, before fatally shooting him.
Idaho State Police and the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office are also on scene. The Post Falls Police Department is investigating the incident.
The shooting was less than a mile from Lake City High School, but officials say there have been no lockdowns. Coeur d'Alene Public Schools was told by police they felt there was no threat to the public.
According to Idaho State Police 2018 statistics, crime as a whole has gone down nearly 10 percent in Kootenai County. It's a staggering decline, even as the population in the county continues to boom.
In just Coeur d'Alene alone, a city of just over 50,000 people, homicides, rapes, robberies and kidnappings have gone down nearly 14 percent. Those numbers are according to the most recent crime statistics provided by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department.
We’ve been moved further back. Police on scene tell me several officers attempted to use non-lethal force before shooting the suspect. The suspects body is still at the scene under a white sheet @KHQLocalNews pic.twitter.com/P9wllh8Ul4— Adam Mayer (@KHQAdam) September 4, 2019