North Idaho

Man killed in Shoshone County officer-involved shooting

KELLOGG, Idaho - Lookout Pass shooting

A man has been killed in an officer-involved shooting in Shoshone County near Lookout Pass Wednesday afternoon.

A Shoshone County deputy and an ISP trooper responded to a welfare check along Interstate 90 about two miles west of Lookout Pass and found a man sleeping in his car in an eastbound turnout.

At some point during the welfare check, the officers found the man was in possession of a handgun. There was a struggle over the weapon and the trooper fired his weapon at the individual, hitting him.

The man, who has not been identified yet, was transported to Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed at a later time.

Neither of the officers who responded to the welfare check were injured in the incident and both have been placed on administrative leave.

The multi-agency Critical Incident Team was requested for the shooting, with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office taking on the duties of lead agency for the shooting investigation.