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Shooting suspect waives extradition
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LEWISTON, ID - A 26-year-old Lapwai man today waived extradition and agreed to return to Nez Perce County to answer charges in that jurisdiction related to an incident earlier this month in Lewiston during which a shot was fired.

Michael Wilson was arrested in Clarkston on May 5th on Lewiston charges for allegedly firing a shot from a 9mm handgun after kicking in the door of an apartment during an altercation that is believed to be over a woman. No one was injured from the gunshot, but a woman standing behind the door did receive minor injuries.

The Asotin County charge of unlawful possession of a firearm remains in place, but Asotin County has dropped its hold in order to facilitate the transfer. The Nez Perce County charges include 1st-degree attempted murder and assault with intent to commit felony burglary. Officials say a bond amount of $250,000 has been set in that matter.

According to a previous news release from the Lewiston Police Department: "Once officers arrived, they found the victim Christopher Perini, 25, of Lewiston standing outside of the residence. Perini told the officers Wilson had kicked in the door of his apartment and fired a single shot from a 9mm handgun at him. Astohna Holt, 25, of Lewiston, had been inside the residence and hit Wilson’s hand as the shot was fired causing the bullet to miss Perini and hit the wall behind him."

Wilson and his accomplice, 25-year-old Jesse Garrett of Spokane, fled from the scene and were apprehended a short time later at a Clarkston residence. Garrett has been charged with assault with intent to commit a serious felony and felony burglary. A preliminary hearing is scheduled this afternoon for Garrett in Lewiston's Magistrate Court.

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