Police Identify Suspect still at large In Idaho Church Shooting
Idaho Police, have identified the suspect in a shooting that gunned down Pastor Tim Remington, on March 6th, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. The suspected shooter is identified as 30-year-old, Kyle Odom, and as of this report is still at large. Odom is considered to be armed and dangerous and “believed to be driving a silver 2004 Honda Accord with Idaho license plate K578519” according to reports.
KHQ News reported, “The shooting happened in the parking lot of Altar Church. When officers arrived they found the pastor in the parking lot of the church with several gunshot wounds. He remains in the hospital today in stable condition recovering from surgery.”
Remmington’s wife relayed information from the medical staff to KHQ, saying, “They said he is still sedated and groggy but considering he was shot six times in his back, suffering a collapsed lung, among other injuries, they’re amazed and relieved he’s stable.
The little that is known at this point about the suspect, Kyle Odom, is that he served in the Marine Corps from 2006-2010 where he received “several military awards including a Good Conduct Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and a National Defense Service Medal.” He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s of Science for Biochemistry. His exact motive for the shooting is still unknown, however, Remmington had delivered an invocation at a campaign rally, for Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz a day prior to the shooting. Whether or not that played a part in the motive is not yet known.
The associate Pastor on staff at the church, John Padula, said, the church was praying for the gunman as well as Remington. “We don’t love him less than anybody else,” Padula said. “And we pray that he comes to know Jesus Christ as his lord and savior, so we don’t want to see anything bad happen to him, either.”
We will be praying along with them for a swift recovery for Pastor Tim, and his family as they face this tumultuous ordeal.