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    Ambush

    Cop Shooting Suspect Cornered in Idaho Church After Injuring 3

    Two law enforcement officers and one civilian were wounded in an ambush-style hail of automatic weapons fire and police said early Sunday they believed they had the shooter cornered in a church.

    About 75 shots were fired in the attack and law enforcement officers surrounded the nearby First Presbyterian Church, where they believed the shooter or shooters are still inside, said David Duke, Moscow's assistant police chief.

    Duke said the attack was apparently an ambush, with the shooter firing into the Latah County Courthouse to lure people into the line of fire.

    "Whoever the shooter is wanted to draw people to the courthouse," Duke said. "When officers responded, he did open fire on them."

    A Moscow police officer was shot first, followed by a Latah County sheriff's deputy who came to his aid. A civilian was struck after that, Duke said.

    Police declined to release the condition of the people who had been shot, and few details were immediately available.

    Duke said the victims were shot with automatic weapons fire.

    Police initially said two civilians had been shot, but corrected that after learning that one civilian was injured elsewhere.

    Dozens of law enforcement officers surrounded the church, which is nestled in a heavily residential neighborhood near downtown and Moscow High School.

    The incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday, when someone began shooting at the courthouse, Duke said. The courthouse, which includes the sheriff's office, was evacuated, Duke said. More than 30 shots were fired into the sheriff's dispatch center, but no one was injured, Duke said.

    The final shot from inside the church was heard about 1 a.m., Duke said.

    Officers have had no contact with the person in the church, he said.

    Streets in the area have been barricaded and residents have been told to stay inside their homes. Many residents told news media that they heard the hail of bullets, and some said they witnessed the shooting of the officers.

    Moscow, a community of about 20,000 people that is home to the University of Idaho, is located 80 miles south of Spokane, Wash.

    The wounded people were taken to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

    Law enforcement officers from throughout the area converged on the scene, including heavily armed SWAT officers. Duke said they were preparing a plan for ending the standoff.

    The two officers were shot after they left their vehicles, Duke said.

    Police do not believe the shooter had a specific target in mind, Duke said.

    "He was just shooting at anybody he could," Duke said. "We believe the shots were from a high area, based on where the victims were shot."

    A caretaker lives in the church, but Duke said police have had no contact with that person since the incident started.

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    Update

    Law enforcement officers stormed a church where they believed a shooter or shooters were hiding on Sunday, finding two bodies inside, police said.

    The dead included the likely shooter who had wounded two officers and a civilian with bursts of automatic gunfire late Saturday or early Sunday, police said.

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    This is just scary! I live about 2 hours from Moscow and spend alot of time down there. I know alot of kids from my town and church that go to school at University of Idaho in Moscow. The courthouse is only about a mile from campus. They had a shooting there about a month ago and then the suspect went down to Boise and killed again and then to Nevada.

    I have not heard an update about the injured officers yet, but some of our guys know them. I will post any info when I get it.
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    I have not heard an update about the injured officers yet, but some of our guys know them. I will post any info when I get it.
    Please do.

    Prayers sent for the victims and families.

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    NEW: Police say officer, initally reported wounded, has died after ambush

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    Sgt. Lee Newbill is the officer that was killed. Deputy Brannon Jordan of the Latah County S.O. is in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds. He was second on scene and was shot while trying to save Newbill who was first on scene. Deputy Jordan is a HERO in my book.

    Thoughts and prayers to Sgt. Newbills family and the Moscow Police Departnent as well as the Latah County S.O. and the families of the other victims.

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    Rest easy, brother.

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    Rest in peace, brother.
    Thoughts and prayers to family, Dept. and the wounded officer.

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    Another victim found

    Another Victim Of Idaho Shooting Rampage Found
    Idaho Gunman's Wife Found Dead

    (May 21, 2007)--Police in Moscow, Idaho, say the wife of a gunman who killed a police officer and a church sexton in a weekend rampage has been found dead inside her home.

    The sheriff says the 30-year-old woman died of a single gunshot to the head.

    Her body was found Sunday morning.

    Authorities believe she was killed before husband Jason Hamilton sprayed dozens of bullets into a courthouse late Saturday.

    A police officer was killed, and two others were wounded.

    They say Hamilton then went to a nearby church, where he killed a church sexton and himself.

    Investigators found shell casings fired from two semi-automatic weapons.

    Officials say Hamilton had a history of violence and was in court last week for a probation violation.
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    Here is the latest. Deputy Jordan is up and walking, he was shot through the arm and hip. Physically he will be fine. Sgt. Newbill was hit multiple times and was pronounced before arriving at the hospital. The civilian heard the shots, grabbed his own gun and went to help. He was shot 3 times but should be okay. The shooter knew the church caretaker as he also worked there as a janitor. The wife was shot in bed and then, reportedly, the shooter went to the bar with a friend. The shooter finally put one through his own melon.

    No shots were fired by officers. The local news had video of the dispatch center. That place was torn up. It is a miracle that nobody was injured or killed inside. They were able to make it into the basement after about an hour.

    The funeral for Sgt. Newbill is Friday at U of I
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