KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -- Authorities on Thursday released the names of the officers directly involved in the exchange of gunfire with a suspect along Interstate 90 last month.
Investigators said Marcus Rael led multiple-agencies on a chase June 22, 2014 after a traffic stop near 20th and Sherman in Post Falls. Officials said spike strips were put in place but Rael stopped his car and began exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Critical Incident Task Force detectives identified a total of twelve law enforcement personnel from four local agencies in the officer-involved shooting:
Idaho State Police:
Corporal J. Kagarice, 13+ years with ISP
Kootenai County Sheriff:
Deputy P. Mead, 2+ years with KCSO
Deputy E. Hedlund, 6+ years with KCSO
Post Falls Police:
Senior Officer B. Chapman, 19+ years with PFPD
Officer J. Mealer, 8 months with PFPD
Senior Officer A. Sporleder, 1+ years with PFPD
Coeur d’Alene Police:
Officer A. Wessel, 6+ years with CDAPD
Officer J. Schneider, 8+ years with CDAPD
Officer D. Taylor, 3+ years with CDAPD
Officer N. Petersen, 4+ years with CDAPD
Officer J. Noble, 4+ years with CDAPD
Officer A. Tenney, 6+ years with CDAPD
All of the officers involved remained on paid administrative leave Thursday as the investigation continued.
Rael was hospitalized following the shooting but was taken into custody The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.