Names of officers involved in fatal Coeur d'Alene shooting released

Names of officers involved in fatal Coeur d'Alene shooting released

Names of officers involved in fatal Coeur d'Alene shooting released

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM

COEUR D’ALENE – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office released an update today on a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Officers shot and killed 19-year-old Christian Nicholas Buquet of Hayden, ID Saturday in Coeur d’Alene.

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

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

Today, the Sheriff’s Office released the names of four Coeur d’Alene Police officers interviewed by deputies. They are Officers Mario Rios, Eric Johnson, Bryan Alexander, and Brady Reed.

No officers were hurt.

Investigators are continuing to process evidence and conduct interviews.

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

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