COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old in Coeur d’Alene were not in violation, prosecutors said.
Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh determined the officers were justified in the fatal shooting of Fares J. Al-Samno in September, The Spokesman-Review reported Friday.
The Post Falls Police Department investigated the shooting.
Multiple officers responded Sept. 4 to reports of a man holding a knife and acting aggressively in a neighborhood between Silver Lake Mall and Lake City High School, authorities said.
Al-Samno charged at officers with a knife and they shot him after attempts to subdue him using less-lethal methods failed, authorities said. He died at the scene as a result of his injuries, authorities said.
No officers reported injuries at the time of the incident, authorities said.
Craig Wade, Nathan Herbig and Jacob Brazle were among the Coeur d’Alene police officers involved in the incident, police said. Deputy Doug Goodman of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and an unnamed Idaho State Police trooper were also at the scene, authorities said.
Police have not said who fired their weapons and how many bullets were shot.