Man involved in Sunday gunfight with Kootenai County, Coeur d'Alene law enforcement dies

<p><p>The man injured during an exchange of gunfire with Kootenai County law enforcement Sunday afternoon has died. </p></p><p><p>Members of the <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jan/09/kootenai-county-coeur-dalene-law-enforcement-shoot” target=”_blank”>Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Coeur d’Alene police SWAT team</a> were called to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 400 block of Honeysuckle Avenue, according to a news release.</p></p><p><p>There, they found Garrett M. Stevenson, 23, inside a vehicle, said Lt. Will Klinkefus with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.</p></p><p><p>Stevenson fled the parking lot to a nearby field where they exchanged gunfire, the news release said. Stevenson was injured in the shootout.</p></p><p><p>He was taken to Kootenai Health, where he was pronounced dead.</p></p><p><p>Law enforcement said they sought Stevenson for “a violent weapons-related offense” from the day before. He also had two active felony warrants, police said.</p></p><p><p>Stevenson has numerous prior convictions dating back to at least 2013, when he was a juvenile. Those convictions include a felony aggravated battery in 2017, according to court records. Most recently, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in October.</p></p><p><p>No officers were injured in the incident, which is under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.</p></p><p><p>Stevenson’s cause and manner of death had not been released by the Kootenai County Coroner as of Tuesday afternoon.</p></p><p><p>Klinkefus said he could not release any additional information on the incident.</p></p>