Suspect in Coeur d'Alene shooting identified

Suspect in Coeur d'Alene shooting identified

Suspect in Coeur d'Alene shooting identified

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

COEUR D’ALENE -- The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office identified 19-year-old Christian Nicholas Buquet of Hayden, ID as the suspect in Saturday’s shooting in Coeur d’Alene.

Buquet, also known as Christopher Mallon, was shot and killed by officers following a high speed chase through town.

Deputies said Mallon was driving along East Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive when he took a turn too fast and spun out. Authorities said Mallon got out of the car and began firing at officers who returned fire.

Police say Buquet shot 29-year-old Frank James near 11th & Lakeside, triggering the high speed chase.

No officers were hurt.

Buquet had one previous arrest as an adult for Attempted Robbery in 2011.

Detectives are asking witnesses to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 446-1300.
 

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