Man shot by officers in Post Falls faces charges

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 12:36 PM

POST FALLS, Idaho -- The man accused of exchanging gunfire with law enforcement along Interstate 90 over the weekend--and who was shot by officers-- is facing at least one felony charge.

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A warrant of arrest was issued for Marcus A. Rael, 25, on Wednesday, as Rael remained in the hospital following Sunday’s officer-involved shooting. The warrant called for Rael to be booked on one count of felony eluding an officer.

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His bond was set as $1 million.

On Wednesday, authorities also asked for the public’s help on Wednesday in the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

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Investigators said Marcus Rael led multiple-agencies on a chase on Interstate 90 Sunday after a traffic stop near 20th and Sherman. Officials said spike strips were put in place but Rael stopped his car and began exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

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Authorities said officers and deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police and Idaho State Police were involved in the shooting near the Spokane Street overpass on I-90. Rael was taken to Kootenai Health and was later listed in stable condition, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

All the officers, deputies and the trooper involved were placed on paid administrative leave.

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