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Man shot and killed by officers in Coeur d'Alene identified

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police identified the man who law enforcement officers shot and killed in a residential area west of the Silver Lake Mall Wednesday morning. 

Both Coeur d'Alene Police officers and Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a disorderly male in a neighborhood just west of Highway 95 around 9:50 a.m. Citizens said he had a knife and was acting aggressively toward people passing by. 

Officers contacted 29-year-old Fares J. Al Samno at N. Pinegrove Dr. & W. Canfield Ave.

According to the police department, officers commanded the Samno to drop the knife, but he refused. Police said several officers attempted to use non-lethal force, including bean bags and tasers, before shooting at Samno. He died at the scene. 

Samno has been described only as being in his late 20s. Police said he is from the area. Police would not say how many officers fired their weapons, or from which agency. 

Post Falls Police will now take the lead on the investigation into the shooting. 


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