Idaho Officer Critical After Being Shot By Suspect Who Stole Patrol Car

Idaho Officer Critical After Being Shot By Suspect Who Stole Patrol Car
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Northern Idaho Police Sgt. Greg Moore is in critical condition after being shot by suspect Jonathan Renfro, aged 26. The suspect is also accused of stealing a patrol car on Tuesday. After a high-speed chase, Renfro was pulled out from under a semitrailer by a police dog. The accused is charged with irritated attack against a public servant.


“He’s still fighting for his life,” said Sgt. Christie Wood, department spokeswoman. “He’s very critical.”

Wood refused to divulge further details.

Police Chief Lee White informed that the police officer was shot once at around 1:30 a.m.

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One of the residents “had heard a noise that sounded like a gunshot and they shortly after said that there was a body lying in the street.”

“From the information I’ve received so far, it doesn’t look like an ambush-style attack,” White said. “This was just a bad guy doing bad guy stuff and our officers doing what they were trained to do — and that’s trying to keep our communities safe.”

According to NBC, Renfro was on felony probation parole. He will make a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

“He was engaged by the dog when he would not comply and taken into custody,” said Police Chief Scott Haug.

The motive behind the shooting is not yet clear, and investigation is underway.

The dash cam video recovered from Moore’s car is also being investigated. Police has not yet recovered the weapon used by the suspect.

Investigators are checking out details of Renfro from the Coeur d’Alene neighborhood.