Idaho pastor gunned down in the back after praying for Cruz and denouncing Trump

Pastor Tim Remington, who denounced Donald Trump and prayed with Ted Cruz in his Idaho rally, was shot multiple times.
By Harry Marcolis | Jun 13, 2016
Pastor Tim Remington, who denounced Donald Trump and prayed with Ted Cruz in his Idaho rally, was shot multiple times.

On Mar. 5, 2016, Remington gave the invocation at the Cruz rally in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

On Mar. 6, 2016, Remington had been shot multiple times in the back and skull.

In what many are calling a miracle, Remington is expected to recover from his horrid wounds.

"One of the bullets TRIED to enter the brain but stopped at the skull," wrote Roger Crigger, a friend of Remington, on Facebook. "Emergency room [technicians] and [doctors] are calling this a miracle, I'm saying, by today's worldly standards it IS a miracle."

Authorities have fingered 30 year old Marine, Kyle Andrew Odom, as a possible culprit for the horrifying shooting.

"Odom should be considered to be armed and dangerous," warned the Coeur d'Alene Police Department in a post on their Facebook page.

Odom attended the University of Idaho to study biochemistry and served as a corporal in the Marines.

"It didn't look like the first time he had shot," recollected John Padula, outreach pastor at the Altar church with Remington, suggesting that the shooter might have a military background. "He stood pretty professional as he was shooting."

During the Cruz rally in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, a town 75 miles from Canada, with about 46,000 residents, Remington delivered a speech denouncing radical Islam and the proposed immigration practices of Donald Trump.

Authorities think that the Remington invocation at the Cruz rally might have precipitated the shooting by Odom.

Those close to Remington have suspicions that it may also have stemmed from his community work with drug addicts.

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