- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in Boise have identified the man police say set up a meeting he believed to be with a teenage girl he met online but fatally shot himself when police conducting an undercover child sex sting moved in.

The Ada County coroner’s office identified 37-year-old Kirk Wilkinson of Boise as the man who died Wednesday.

Authorities say Wilkinson had set up a meeting with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl for a sexual encounter in southeast Boise.

Authorities say Wilkinson tried to drive away after spotting police but was boxed in. Police say he fired one shot before officers could make an arrest.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Department and Internet Crimes Against Children conducted the joint investigation.

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