Man shot by CdA Police expected to recover
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The man shot by police early Wednesday morning is expected to recover, according to a CDA PD press release.
That man, and the officer who shot him, have not been identified.
The release says that police responded to a house in the 2400 block of north A Street at about 12:30 am. for a suicide threat. Officers had been informed that a man had said he had a gun.
When officers arrived on scene, a woman left the home, and was followed by a man. That man ignored police commands to show his hands and approached the officers.
Believing the man to be armed, a non-lethal ‘bean bag’ round was fired. Police say that appeared to have no effect on the man- and an officer fired his weapon, striking the man once.
“I was just about to go to bed and I heard a loud commotion start yelling and didn’t know where it was getting directed or anything like that and I peek out the window right as the gun fire started,” said Tommy Hagen who lives on the street.
Hagen told KXLY he heard about half a dozen shots fired. Initially, he said he thought all of the shots might have been the non-lethal rounds, until he noticed officers rendering first aid.
“Then I started seeing them ripping his shirt open, ripping his pants open and I could tell there was obviously some kind of bleeding going on from a wound,” Hagen said.
The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Idaho State Police have taken over the investigation.
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