Sandpoint Officer Involved Shooting Update


Media Release
August 12, 2015

Sandpoint, ID – One man is dead after shooting at law enforcement officials. Following an autopsy this morning, the results show the male died of a single gunshot wound. He has been identified as Casey George Alarcon, 34 years old of Sandpoint, ID.

On August 11, 2015 at about 3:00 PM two Bonner County deputies and a Sandpoint Police officer were conducting enforcement activities in the 1000 block of Ruth Avenue in Sandpoint when a struggle ensued between the officers and Alarcon.

During the struggle, Alarcon produced a firearm and fired two shots at the officers. A Bonner County deputy returned fire, shooting one round at Alarcon. Alarcon was hit and subsequently succumbed to his injury while being transported for medical care. None of the officers were injured. The incident was captured on the officer’s body worn video cameras.

The Region One Critical Incident Response Team was requested for the investigation. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was assigned as the lead agency. The team consists of investigators from law enforcement agencies throughout the five northern counties.

Investigators received search warrants for the property where the incident took place late last night and are still processing the scene, collecting evidence and gathering witness statements.

The three law enforcement officers are on paid administrative leave. Their names will be released at a later date.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Ben Wolfinger, Sheriff
By: Lieutenant Stu Miller

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