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By John Dowd 

Heron man shot after dispute


A Heron man is in the hospital and another in custody after a shooting on Lower River Road last weekend.

According to family members, 36-year-old Edgar “ET” Torrey was shot during a neighbor dispute over garbage at a residence in Heron. The shooting happened Saturday, July 11, around 7:30 p.m., according to Torrey’s sister-in-law, Tiffaney Lewis. She said multiple shots were fired.

Torrey was shot once and was recovered by family members who reportedly fired back, although Lewis said that no one else was injured. Family rushed Torrey to meet with an ambulance in Sandpoint. Torrey was then life flighted to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. During the process, Torrey was given six pints of blood, Lewis said, adding that he is in stable condition.

According to Lewis, Torrey has been told by doctors that he may never walk again. Torrey was a contractor and an avid hiker and fisherman, and his wife, Brittany, was a stay-at-home mom. “His life pretty much got taken away from him,” said Lewis. The family has set up a fundraiser on Facebook, asking for support. Those interested in donating can go to the “ET’s family” page on Facebook. As of Tuesday, more than $6,000 had been raised for the Torrey Family.

According to Detective Martin Spring with the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office, suspect Michel Dulaney was taken into custody and is facing three counts of assault with a weapon. Detective Spring says the investigation is ongoing.


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