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UPDATE: Coeur d'Alene Police Officer Dies of Gunshot Wound, Bail For Suspect Set at $2 Million


UPDATE May 6, 3:30 p.m.

A Coeur d'Alene police officer who was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday has died.

Sergeant Greg Moore of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department was shot early Tuesday. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries Tuesday evening. He is the first Coeur d'Alene police officer to be killed in the line of duty.

Court documents obtained by the Spokane Spokesman-Review give an overview of the shooting based on body camera footage.

Those documents describe Moore's initial contact with suspect Jonathan Renfro, of Rathdrum. When Moore called dispatch and learned that Renfro was on felony parole, he asked the 26-year-old to move toward the patrol car.

"At that point Renfro is observed shooting Sgt. Moore," wrote Idaho State Police Senior Detective Michael Van Leuven in an affidavit obtained by the Spokesman.

"A few seconds later the voices of a man and a woman can be heard in the background. Renfro leaves the frame of the camera again. A car door can be heard shutting and a vehicle driving away," Van Leuven wrote.

Renfro admitted later that after shooting Moore, he removed the officer's firearm, two magazines and a flashlight before speeding to Post Falls, where he triggered a high-speed chase that ended with him being taken into custody near a Wal-Mart.

Renfro has been charged with four felonies related to the shooting and escape, as well as a felony charge of attempted murder. A Kootenai County magistrate judge has set his bail at $2 million.

ORIGINAL POST May 5, 9 a.m.

Spokane, North Idaho News
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Department
  • Sergeant Greg Moore

A northern Idaho lawman is fighting for his life following an early morning shooting in Coeur d'Alene. Officials in the Idaho Panhandle community said Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore was in very critical condition this morning at Kootenai Health following an incident on Wilbur Avenue in Coeur d'Alene.

Police officials added that a suspect was in custody in connection with the incident. Moore, a 16-year veteran of the department, had reportedly made a traffic stop at approximately 1:30 a.m. That's when he called in the suspect as "a suspicious person." But while he was calling in the information, Moore was gunned down, according Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White. The Chief also identified the suspect as Jonathan Renfro, who has an "extensive criminal history." Renfro allegedly got into Moore's patrol car and took off. He was later found in a Post Falls parking lot.
Jonathan Renfro has been named as a suspect in the shooting of a Coeur d'Alene police officer. - COEUR D'ALENE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Department
  • Jonathan Renfro has been named as a suspect in the shooting of a Coeur d'Alene police officer.