Police statement on shooting investigation

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The Kootenai County Sheriff's office just released the following statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the police shooting that killed Justin Todd, a wanted suspect, early yesterday morning in Hayden.

"The multi-agency investigative team is continuing the investigation into the officer involved shooting that occurred early yesterday morning in Hayden, Idaho.

The autopsy on Justin Todd was completed late yesterday, but official results have not been received by investigators.

Today, investigators are continuing their work through interviews and processing of evidence that was gathered during the initial investigation yesterday. Processing could take several days to complete with lab results taking several weeks.

The job of the multi-agency investigative team is to compile all of the facts relating to the incident and provide them to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office who will make the determination as to whether or not the incident falls within the justifiable homicide by a law enforcement office statutes here in Idaho.

Investigators have confirmed that after the pursuit stopped in the St. Stephen Court cul-de-sac, Justin Todd struck the Idaho State Police trooper with the vehicle, knocking the trooper to the ground. Multiple officers fired at Todd, striking him. Todd was transported to Kootenai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The ISP trooper received minor injuries.

New information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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