Officials identify Idaho man killed in shooting
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Officials have released the name of a 46-year-old man who died following a 50-mile car chase that ended in gunfire in north Idaho.
The FBI and the Idaho State Police are investigating the shooting Saturday evening on U.S. Highway 95, near Ferdinand, involving Nez Perce Tribal Police officers. Jeffery Allen Flinn of Lewiston died at the scene.
Police say Flinn was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Friday and released from jail Saturday.
Officials say he was involved in a one-vehicle crash outside Lewiston at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday, but took a pickup truck from another motorist and fled before police arrived.
Nez Perce Tribal Police say they spotted the pickup but the man refused to pull over. Spike strips flattened three tires, forcing the driver to stop.
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