POST FALLS, Idaho - The shooter has been identified as 31-year-old Tisen Sterkel from Newport, WA. He was given a $2 million bond, as well as a no-contact order with the victims.

The Judge says he is scheduled back in court in 14 days.


The suspected gas station gunman is in custody. 

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office said the suspect returned to the home he stole a car from. Deputies were able to block him in and take him into custody.

At least one of the two shooting victims is in stable condition. 

In a statement from Kokopelli Coffee they wrote: 

"Hello friends, customers, and loved ones. Today shook us all. As some of you have heard and seen there was a random shooting at the Stand and gas station today.

"Unfortunately Dominique’s husband was visiting the stand for his afternoon zipp fizz. While he was parked and talking on the phone in his car a bullet came in through the windshield hitting him in the neck. He is completely stable, he will recover , we will all recover. Another gentleman was also injured that was at the gas station. It was very scary for everyone and for our girls. We love and appreciate all of your support and ask for only positive thoughts and vibes for all involved during this hectic time. More details will unfold but for now we do know the shooter has been apprehended. We do plan on being open tomorrow business as usual but we ask you to all be kind and thoughtful with your words. Thank you, Jesus. We are safe."

There is a fundraiser set up for Jacob Sheppard, who was injured in the shooting, on Facebook.


A manhunt is underway for a suspect who allegedly opened fire at a gas station, fled and proceeded to carjack a bystander. 

The incident happened near Poleline Avenue and Highway 41 at the Conoco gas station. 

Post Falls Police said the suspect began shooting into multiple cars in what seems to be a random attack. 

The suspect then fled in their car.

A few miles away, the suspect ditched their car, proceeding to carjack a person near the intersection of Highway 53 and North McGuire Road, according to police. 

The shooting sent two people to the hospital. The victim's conditions are unknown. 

The incident led four Post Falls schools to be placed under "Safety Hold" by police. 

Information will be updated as it is received. 


POST FALLS, Idaho - Due to an incident in Post Falls, four schools have been placed in a Safety Hold by police. 

According to the Post Falls School District, the impacted schools include Treaty Rock Elementary, Greensferry Elementary, Prairie View Elementary and Post Falls High School.  

School is continuing with students inside. 

KHQ crews are heading to the area of the incident. Information will be updated as it is received. 

Information will be updated as it is received. 

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