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Posted on:    05 Mar, 2018       Views:  626

2 Sandpoint Idaho Police Officers shot in Bonner county shooting suspect dead

Officials say 2 police officers in the northern Idaho town of Sandpoint have been hospitalized after they were shot while responding to a call at a local home. The Sandpoint Police Officers were rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after being shot while responding to a call in Ridley Village.  The City of Sandpoint and this city posted on FB Monday morning that the officers were called to the residence in Ridley Village at 3:10 a.m.. and Once on scene, they made contact with the reporting party and while speaking with the reporting party, the suspect stepped out and began firing at officers. Both officers were hit. 1 officer was transported to Kootenai Medical Center and is currently in surgery. 

2 Sandpoint Idaho Police Officers shot in Bonner county shooting suspect dead

The 2nd officer was taken to Bonner General Hospital. The suspect is dead. Forrest Bird Charter School is closed on today. Sandpoint very High and Middle Schools and its  open but the schools have initiated lockout procedures.

The Bonner County Sheriff's Office and officer sent an alert to area residents around 3:30 a.m. Monday asking them to stay inside for a time.

The officers' names have not been released. And this situation was not immediately available, but both were believed to be in surgery Monday morning.

KREM-TV, a news station in Spokane, Washington, reported that the shooting happened when the officers responded to a home and began talking with the person who had called police. During that conversation, a suspect stepped out of the home and began firing at the officers.

The Bonner County Sheriff's Office is still on scene in the Ridley Village area and are asking residents to stay inside their homes.

There is no word when a suspect is in custody. 

As a result of the police activity, the Forrest M. Bird Charter Schools will be closed on Monday.

We have multiple crews heading to the scene and will update this story as soon as additional information is confirmed. 

2 Sandpoint Idaho Police Officers shot in Bonner county shooting suspect dead

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