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Posted on: October 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Update to Fatal Shooting Near Post Falls

Post Falls, Idaho: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased person in the October 29, 2018 shooting incident near Post Falls, ID as 24 year old Mitchell C. Payette of Post Falls, ID.

The other two parties involved in this incident are identified as Trent J. Slinger-21 and Shelby R. Arlt-25, both of Post Falls, ID.

An autopsy was completed yesterday. The final results of the examination, to include the official cause of death and toxicology reports, will not be complete for approximately 6-8 weeks.

Preliminary, the investigation indicates a male and female were sleeping inside the residence and were awaken by loud crashing noises coming from inside their home. The male resident discovered an intruder had forced his way into the home through a door and was continuing to damage property inside. The resident confronted the intruder verbally telling him to leave. After being told several times to leave, the intruder, who also appears to have been armed during the incident, began aggressing both residents. The male resident fired several rounds from a handgun, which ultimately stopped the intruder.

This is still an active investigation and no additional information for release at this time. As further information becomes available for release, we will provided updates.

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger

By: Det. D. Stinebaugh

Case # 18-47086

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