CDA police shoot man who charged at officers, ignored commands

CDA police shoot man who charged at officers, ignored commands

A Coeur d’Alene man is expected to recover from a gunshot wound that resulted when he refused to follow police orders Wednesday night.

At 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a suicide threat on the 2400 block of North A Street. The initial dispatch comments officers received were that the male said he had a gun.

When officers arrived on scene, a female exited the apartment. The male suspect followed the female outside where he was confronted by officers.

The man ignored commands to show his hands and charged at officers. Believing the male was carrying a weapon, officers deployed a beanbag to try and stop him.

When the beanbag didn’t deter him, one officer fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect one time.

EMS personnel transported the male to Kootenai Health where he is expected to recover from the wound.

The Idaho State Police is investigating the incident. The name of the suspect male and involved officer has yet to be released.