One man is dead after he was shot and killed by a police officer in Coeur d'Alene Sunday morning.
The shooting happened around 8 a.m. Sunday outside an apartment complex near 14th and Young Ave.
"It's a very quiet neighborhood," Beth Boyle, who lives right across the street, said.
Boyle was woken up Sunday to a sea of cop cars outside her door.
"I was sleeping and my roommate heard pop, pop, pop and came in and woke me up and said she heard gunshots and said she thought she heard a kid saying somebody got shot," Boyle said.
Police say around 7:20 a.m. Sunday morning, officers first responded to a hit and run at Dollar and Lost Ave. According to Coeur d'Alene Police, a 35-year-old man struck a light pole and then fled. A quick follow-up investigation lead officers to a small apartment complex, just a few blocks away, where officers made contact with the man.
Then around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, police shot and killed him.
"It takes a long time to process a scene, gather all the evidence, interview all the surrounding residents," Sergeant Christie Wood with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department said.
Since it is early on in the investigation, details are still limited; it's not known what led police to shoot the man, how many officers were involved or how many shots were fired.
"Right now you have Idaho State Police, they are the lead investigators since it would be a conflict of interest for us to investigate our own patrol division," Wood said.
The dead man's name will be released once his family is notified. Officers were not injured in the shooting. Police say this use of deadly force incident will be thoroughly investigated.
"Once the complete review is done, it will be forwarded to the County Prosecutors Office for final review to determine if there would be any criminal charges or any wrongdoing," Wood said.