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Suspect hurt in shooting incident

Shot fired after man 'aggressed on an officer with his vehicle'

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:00 am

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.

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23 comments:

  • truthful1 posted at 9:28 am on Sun, Jan 13, 2013.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    well, these things happen in the NRA's parts of the country

     
  • concernedcitizen posted at 9:09 am on Sun, Jan 13, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    OK CaiusCosades,

    What way out is there when there are five guys kicking and punching you while you are on the ground?

    What way out is there when a knife is held to your throat because the perp knows you are the money drop for a business?

    What way out is there when someone ELSE starts a fight in a bar, you leave THINKING you have found the way out and the fighter comes back and kills you when you were not even part of the original fight?

    All three scenarios happened here in CdA. Only the last one did not have a person around with a CWP and lost their life.

     
  • Rogue Cop posted at 9:37 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2371

    Wherley...you really do enjoy reading your own blather don't you. A "controlled buy" has nothing to do with police controlling the events...but I'm sure you knew that because you learned it at Wally Thor's School of Trucking.

    How fortunate we are to have someone with your background and expertise to explain police procedures and American jurisprudence to the ignorant masses. Do us a favor and tell us what a controlled buy is and what you would have done differently. And use that superior intellect of yours to anticipate anything and everything that could go wrong. In this particular case, how many LEOs were involved and how far from the service station were they when the shot(s) were fired. I'm sure you have more info than everybody else based on your critique so share it with us. Where were the officers in relation to the vehicle when the alleged aggression occurred. OH, and give us the name of the officer who fired the shot(s)...you know the one who you called a bonehead.

    Oh BTW Jeffey, what is a Rouge Cop? Is that a cop who wears makeup?

    Looking forward to your response, Sherlock!

     
  • CaiusCosades posted at 9:17 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    CaiusCosades Posts: 380

    I bet many concealed weapons permit carrying people look forward to the day when someone makes them mad so they can use lethal force.

    I bet a lot of them would use lethal force when there are other ways of deescalating the conflict.

     
  • efromm posted at 9:04 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    efromm Posts: 704

    Nice try. Next time you really need to use your imagination....

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 7:47 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    "There was only one shot because their was only one bonehead that lost control of his emotions, and someone made him stop"

    Glad self appointed enforcement was not on the scene. Bad things can happen when emotions, untrained civilians and weapons that can fire over 100 rounds in less than a minute are combined... A Perfect Storm?

    Asking a lot of law enforcement already. Not reasonable to ask them to deal with Tyranny Ready Rookie Vigilantes too.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 7:39 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    Have a problem with the embedded hypocrisy in comment efromm. Pretty sure you would say that you respect for the Constitution of the United States of America. Many from the "more guns" culture are quick to point out the 2nd Amendment in particular but don't think you have embraced the American philosophy in it's entirety.

    Seems like you would prefer to live in a world where opinions are monitored and where those whom you do not agree with are asked to leave town. What about my 1st Amendment right of freedom of speech?

    And then there's my 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble? Do not want this right to be compromised by those who exploit the 2nd Amendment to do evil things.

    Cafeteria Constitutionalism may not be the right words, but they are the first words that come to mind.

     
  • Rogue Cop posted at 2:35 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2371

    Once again Wherley and Co. want to blame the cops because some scrote breaks the law, gets caught and tries to escape. There'd be no danger of "explosions" Wherley, if dummy didn't try to get away. Criminals are taken down every day, every where in this country and others at gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, public streets, private homes, hospitals and courthouses. They dictate the circumstances. The cops react to their actions.

    As usual you make assumptions not based on facts or what is written in the article. "Controlled buys" don't mean that the cops decide where and when the buy will happen. Often the dealer will call the shots and the cops have to be ready to deal with the circumstances as they unfold.

    This is what happens when a truck driver tries to over-analyze police work.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 2:13 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    Appreciate your candor, will respond later today.

     
  • efromm posted at 1:57 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    efromm Posts: 704

    @goldenmean "Worried about untrained citizens policing the streets with combat weapons. Concerned about how this will endanger the real Police Department. Routine police work is now more dangerous."

    How many cops got shot today in our county. If it was dangerous like you think it is the cops would not help you. Have you ever been to the inner city in DC? The cops won't go in there if they do not have too. They just let them kill one another and then just pick up the pieces.

    Sounds to me like you moved to the wrong neighborhood. Round here we like guns. We shoot them for fun. We hunt with them. We collect them. We live here cause it's not like LA or the other cities that people have been fleeing from down there. It was nice here. The division came when ya all decided that we were crazy and don't need to have guns. Well I don't think you need to live in Idaho. I think we need a constitutional amendment to the Idaho constitution that states that you have to prove that your an armed citizen and proficient at using a fire arm then they will let you live here. That way it keeps you safe and us safe from you gun grabbers who really have no business living in a state that is for the most part overwhelming PRO GUN.

    Move to a place where your around your kind. What's wrong with that? Why make everyone miserable cause you moved to the wrong town.? Why live here and be all paranoid about your neighbors? Move and make everyone happy including yourself. You would be doing the community a great service. If you feel so threatened by law abiding citizens I wonder how you would fare with the ones that don't obey the laws. I bet you would want a gun of your own or be glad that your neighbor has one to help you out in a jam. Your problem is that you have never been put in a situation where your life has been on the line. Once that happens to you, you will change your mind real quick.

    Some people are weak. And they rely on the strong ones to do their dirty work for them. They use the police to make themselves feel safe. It's just a false sense of security. You are not more secure because the police are there. The police do not prevent anything. They are reactionary. If no one broke the rules or people just policed themselves there would be no need for them at all. Since the majority of people want to be like children and have a mommy and daddy state pretend to protect them. Which it does not do. And at our expense ta boot. But it would most likely be your neighbor that saved your life not the cops.

     
  • livinlarge posted at 1:38 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    livinlarge Posts: 29

    You and I both know that is not going to happen..

     
  • lola123 posted at 1:13 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    lola123 Posts: 352

    Hey Jeffy, thanks for confirming the obvious lack of intelligence at your address.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 1:13 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    Prefer that unreasonably armed stay in their bomb shelters

     
  • livinlarge posted at 12:14 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    livinlarge Posts: 29

    . "Worried about untrained citizens policing the streets with combat weapons. Concerned about how this will endanger the real Police Department. Routine police work is now more dangerous". " I would imagine soon we'll see shootings where even calling someone a name or accidentally cutting someone off on the road leads to tragic deaths because people so desire conflict and to be hyper aggressive towards others when they're carrying weapons " Golden and CaiusCosades you should do yourself a favor just stay at home.

     
  • The Golden Mean posted at 11:31 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    The Golden Mean Posts: 4213

    Worried about untrained citizens policing the streets with combat weapons. Concerned about how this will endanger the real Police Department. Routine police work is now more dangerous.

     
  • efromm posted at 11:04 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    efromm Posts: 704

    Caius nothing has started yet. If the poo was really hitting the fan you would not be here commenting on the press. People are still as polite as they ever were or weren't. What happens when ten of thousands of Californians move to north idaho? They go crazy. They go crazy cause they can't believe that others like guns. For some reason I don't get it. This is north idaho people love guns here. It's a way of life. I am thinking that some of you moved to the wrong city. You desperately want to belong to something. But there is nothing for you here. So you complain about others doing what they have been doing before everyone decided to invade and try to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. Isn't that the reason people move out of places like Cali? And yet when they get here they are more safe than they ever were in Cali and now they fear their neighbors who legally own guns. Who have jobs who are not gang bangers.

    It seems to me that they are full of fear.

     
  • CaiusCosades posted at 10:17 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    CaiusCosades Posts: 380

    It's already starting. More guns = more gun accidents and shootings.

    Also, studies show that people are way more likely to engage in conflict when carrying a gun rather than try to avoid conflict.

    I would imagine soon we'll see shootings where even calling someone a name or accidentally cutting someone off on the road leads to tragic deaths because people so desire conflict and to be hyper aggressive towards others when they're carrying weapons.

     
  • BorneNIdaho posted at 10:06 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    BorneNIdaho Posts: 142

    Why is it that law enforcement thinks they can break the law, trying to enforce the law?

     
  • will-- posted at 8:08 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    will-- Posts: 1214

    Real intelligent life forms don't double post.

     
  • lola123 posted at 7:48 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    lola123 Posts: 352

    You are exactly correct Jeffrey. They should have done this at your house where no chance of injuring intelligent life forms could exist.

     
  • lola123 posted at 7:42 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    lola123 Posts: 352

    You are exactly correct Jeffrey. They should have done it in front of your house in Athol where no chance of injuring intelligent life forms would exist.

     
  • will-- posted at 7:34 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    will-- Posts: 1214

    They should be patient. Given long enough, Washinton State may get around to legalizing Meth too.

     
  • concernedcitizen posted at 6:52 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    DANG! Another drug dealer survives.

     
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