Gunman Ambushes Off-Duty Officer At Home With His Wife And Children

Nez Perce Tribal Officer Josh Rigney suffered two gunshot wounds during the off-duty attack.

Lewiston, ID – An off-duty Nez Perce Tribal Police Department (NPTPD) officer was attacked by a gunman while he was at home with his family late Wednesday afternoon.

Just prior to the shooting, the gunman showed up at a woman’s house in the 3500-block of 11th Street and asked her where “the tribal officer lived,” KLEW reported.

The woman pointed at the gray apartment complex next door, which had a tribal patrol vehicle parked out front, according to The Spokesman-Review.

She later told police that she did not see the suspect with a weapon, but that she heard gunshots ring out shortly after they spoke.

Nez Perce Tribal Police Officer Josh Rigney was at home with his wife and two children when the gunman opened fire just after 4 p.m. KLEW reported.

His family was uninjured, but Officer Rigney was shot twice.

The shooter, later identified as 36-year-old Daniel “Danny” Cook Jr., fled the scene as Officer Rigney’s wife called 911, The Lewiston Tribune reported.

Rigney was rushed to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery.

Meanwhile, Lewiston police spotted the suspect’s vehicle near the Lewiston Orchards, resulting in a brief rolling shootout that ended in front of the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds on Burrell Avenue, The Spokesman-Review reported.

At least three Lewiston police officers returned fire, hitting Cook multiple times.

He was also transported the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

No other officers were injured during the altercation.

Officer Rigney was listed in stable condition on Wednesday evening, and was able to speak with people at the hospital, KLEW reported.

“The entire Nez Perce Tribal Police force has come to visit Rigney this evening, and say they plan on having an officer with him 24/7,” KLEW reported.

A motive for the attack has not been released.

According to a tribal spokesperson, Officer Rigney did not know the shooter, KHQ reported.

Investigators from multiple agencies have identified at least four crime scenes connected to the gunman's attack, according to The Spokesman-Review.

Shell casings were strewn up and down Burrell Avenue, and bullet holes riddled nearby businesses.

The Idaho State Police is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, the Moscow Police Department, and the Latah County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments (18)
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usac95
usac95

we need to pass a law if a person pursues to try and harm officers in any way first shoot if killed great scum if lives life no plea bargains

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Not an ambush. Thoughts and prayers for the officer and his family.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Thank God his wife and kids weren't shot or killed. Prayers for the officer. LEO's should not have their names/addresses, etc. published and NO ONE should ever tell anyone where one lives.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

HAHAHA...Dead SCUMBAG.

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

One less POS on the streets.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Thoughts and prayers for the officer and family. Hope the perp rots in hell.

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

Prayers for a full and complete recovery. This is going to be happening more and more unless and until someone is made an example of. Please, be safe out there.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Who gives a fuck of this guys name Daniel “Danny” whatever. Who give a fuck if he was called “Danny”. Why give him that much on this story, he doesn’t deserve that right. It’s just Daniel whatever to everyone. No one cares about this scum fuck who went and violated the officers home and placed his family in danger. This kinds of people deserve a slow ride in the ambulance, with every detour possibly. Stop at all the red lights and wrong turns. Chicken shit fucks like this guy piss me off. The officer should do the same and civilly sue that guys family.

Nanaof4
Nanaof4

Prayers for him, his family at home and at work.

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

Another Leftist hit

pixiepup
pixiepup

Prayers for officer and glad shooter is dead!

Ben There
Ben There

My Prayers go out to the Officer and his Family, it takes a Special Bred, regardless of color to take on a Thankless job and the sacrifices our family make. May God Continue To Bless And His Arm Of Protection Cover is All !!!!

Harry9000
Harry9000

Made us read all the way down to get to the sentence I most wanted to read after the one that said the officer and family were all right: "He (the suspect) was also transported the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead."

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The War on Police continues. The police baiting of leftist politicians, Black Lies Matter, and our Corrupt Liberal Media has its consequeces.

Tiny Tim60
Tiny Tim60

Danny had multiple personalities, in and out of the psych ward a brutal existence. Love to the officer and his family. My question is why was he allowed to inherit his father's weapons with his mental illness. ♡ to all that suffer. Not a hater