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23-Year-Old Shot in St. Maries Wednesday Night

ST. MARIES – The Idaho State Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred at 11:00 a.m. at 1640 Washington Avenue, St. Maries, Benewah County, Idaho, on today’s date.

The Benewah County Sheriff’s Office and St. Maries Police Department initially responded to a report of a shooting at 1640 Washington Avenue in St. Maries this morning after witnesses reported a victim with a gunshot wound at this address. Officers arrived and located a 23-year-old male with a suspected gunshot wound. The male was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Witnesses on scene identified a suspect, 20-year-old, Lonnie James Layman as the shooter. The suspect’s vehicle was later located on the St. Joe River Road, near Calder, Idaho, in Shoshone County, Idaho, abandoned. The Kootenai County SWAT team, Benewah County Sheriff’s office, Idaho State Police, Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshall’s searched the area for the suspect. The suspect was located and apprehended this evening in Calder, Idaho, by Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Next of kin has been notified and this is an ongoing investigation.