A suspect was injured in a shooting incident Tuesday afternoon following a "controlled narcotics purchase" by state and federal law enforcement near the Coeur d'Alene Casino, authorities said.
Idaho State Police arrested the suspect, Charles E. Gibson, 41, of Spokane, for trafficking methamphetamine, said Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Christie Wood.
Coeur d'Alene police responded to assist the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Idaho State Police narcotics division.
Gibson sustained a minor skin injury, possibly from shrapnel, Wood said.
Officers attempted to arrest Gibson after the drug buy at the Conoco station and convenience store near the casino.
Bob Bostwick, a representative for the casino, said in a statement, "Various law enforcement agencies took part and it should be noted that any potential danger to customers or employees on our property was rapidly quashed."
Bostwick added, "To our knowledge, the (convenience store) was chosen randomly for the illegal activity that police say took place."
Gibson then allegedly tried to escape in his vehicle and a brief pursuit followed.
Wood said in a press release that Gibson "aggressed on an officer with his vehicle," at which point an officer fired one shot into Gibson's vehicle.
Wood declined to provide more detail.
Gibson was arrested and taken to Kootenai Medical Center for his injury.
Wood said no further details will be released about the incident as it remains under investigation.