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Hayden, ID: - The victim of yesterday’s shooting in the parking lot of the Tipsy Pine Bar has been identified as Michael “Topher” Christopher Clark- 45 of Hayden, ID. Clark appears to have been shot multiple times during the incident. An autopsy has been scheduled for today but the final results will not be available for several weeks.
The suspect in this incident has been identified as Scott M. White -33 of Coeur d’Alene, ID. White was arrested on charges of 2nd degree murder and was booked into the Kootenai County Jail.
According to witnesses on scene Clark and White had been involved in a verbal altercation while inside the bar. A short time later they both went into the parking lot where Clark was shot. After the initial shooting, another bar patron retrieved his own weapon and then detained White until deputies arrived.
As this is an on-going investigation, further details will only be released when appropriate.
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger
By: Det. D. Stinebaugh
Case # 19-06578