Police: N. Idaho deputies fatally shoot hostile armed man

COOLIN, Idaho - Authorities say Bonner County sheriff's deputies in northern Idaho shot and killed an adult male while attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant.

The man was identified Wednesday as 50-year-old Craig A. Johnson of Bonner County.

Officials say the shooting at about 9 a.m. Tuesday occurred near the community of Coolin at the southern end of Priest Lake.

Idaho State Police in a news release say Johnson was armed and exhibited hostile behavior, causing deputies to open fire.

Police say Johnson received medical attention but died in a ground ambulance on the way to meet an air ambulance. 

The Idaho State Police are leading an investigation by the North Idaho Critical Incident Task Force.

© 2017 Associated Press


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