Idaho police officers involved in fatal shooting named

September 18, 2019

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have released the names of four northern Idaho law enforcement officers who were involved in the Sept. 4 shooting death of 29-year-old Fares Al-Samno in Coeur d’Alene.

The Post Falls Police Department says Craig Wade, Nathan Herbig and Jacob Brazle with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department and Doug Goodman with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the shooting. The name of a fifth officer with the Idaho State Police was not released.

The shooting happened Sept. 4, when the officers were responding to reports of a man holding a knife and acting aggressively in a Coeur d’Alene neighborhood.

Coeur d’Alene police officer Jay Wilhelm says the man charged at officers with a knife and they shot him after attempts to subdue him using less-lethal methods failed. The man was later identified as Al-Samno.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Post Falls Police Department.