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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead

Hayden, ID – On February 24, 2019,at about 1:40 am, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bar located in the 8100 block of N. Government Way and Prairie Avenue for a reported shooting.

On scene, the deputies found a male victim lying in the parking lot of the Tipsy Pine bar. They secured the scene, located the alleged suspect in the parking lot and rendered aid to the victim. The victim, a 45 year old male from Hayden, ID was transported to Kootenai Health but was later pronounced deceased.

According to witnesses on scene, the victim and suspect got into an altercation earlier in the bar then went outside into the parking lot where the suspect shot the victim. Another bar patron retrieved his gun and detained the suspect until the deputies arrived.

The suspect, Scott M White, 33 years old of Coeur d’Alene was arrested on charges of 2nd degree murder and booked into the Kootenai County Jail.

The name of the victim will be released once notifications to family have been made. As this is an ongoing investigation, further details will be released when they are available.

Ben Wolfinger, Sheriff

By: Lieutenant Stu Miller

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