Alleged shooter to begin trial next month | North Idaho News Now


A Montana man, who allegedly fired shots into a crowd at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill last summer, will face a jury next month.

24-year-old Austin L. Sherper is charged with eight counts of first-degree attempted murder. His trial, which was previously postponed due to COVID-19, will begin Apr. 28.

On the night of Jul. 11, 2020, the Coeur d'Alene Police Department responded to the downtown bar and grill for reports of a shooting.

Sherper had reportedly been in an altercation with a security staff member and was asked to leave. Witnesses say as Sherper exited the bar, he began yelling that he was going to come back and kill them.

Sherper later allegedly drove past the bar and grill with a .45 caliber handgun and shot at three employees and other people outside.

Police estimate that between six and nine shots were fired at the bar resulting in two injuries. The extent of those injuries is unknown.

Officers arrested Sherper at his Coeur d'Alene residence after a standoff that lasted several hours.

Sherper is held on a $500,000 bail.

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