Fugitive Killed in Idaho Standoff


The investigation continues this morning following a weekend standoff in Coeur d'Alene that left one man, a wanted suspect, dead. 

Law enforcement were summoned to Quincy Court in Coeur d'Alene late Saturday night after the suspect's ex-wife called police to say the suspect was in her house and armed with a gun. After the suspect reportedly made comments that he wouldn't leave or cooperate with police, the ex-wife managed to slip out of the house and call police. 

KREM-TV reports that a perimeter was set up around the home for more than 12 hours. But when neighbors reported that they heard a series of "booms," and there was no contact from the suspect, police entered the home to find the suspect dead. Police later confirmed that the suspect had fired one round from his weapon, prompting officers to return fire. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office assisted Coeur d'Alene in the standoff. 

Police later confirmed that the deceased, John Crispin, was a fugitive from multiple warrants including charges of assault, battery, drug possession, unlawful possession of a firearm and felony eluding. He was also wanted in Salt Lake City for assault with a dangerous weapon. Additionally, Crispin was wanted by U.S. Marshals Service for aggravated battery, assault, attempt to injure with a weapon and eluding.