BREAKING: Pastor Shot 6 Times Leaving Church After Praying With Ted Cruz - Speaking At Rally
The pastor of an Idaho church was shot and critically wounded Sunday, just one day after giving the invocation at a rally for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Tim Remington, the 55-year-old senior pastor and founder of The Alter Church, was shot in the Coeur d’Alene church parking lot at about 2 p.m., the CDA Press reports. He is being treated at a local hospital and remained in critical condition at the trauma center Sunday night.
The suspect fled before officers arrived, police said.
Remington led the prayer Saturday at the Cruz presidential rally at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
A well-known Coeur d’Alene pastor who prayed Saturday with Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was shot six times as he was leaving the Altar Church after Sunday services.
Pastor Tim Remington, who has helped hundreds of alcoholics and drug addicts in his ministry, was shot just before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the church at 901 E. Best Ave., according to Coeur d’Alene police.
The shooter fled in a Silver car and is still at large, Police Chief Lee White said.
Remington was rushed to Kootenai Health and is listed in critical condition. He was shot in the lung, head, hip and shoulder, according to John Padula, outreach pastor at the church, who has been in contact with Remington’s family.
Members of the church congregation gathered at the scene to pray and share updates on Remington’s condition.
Roger Crigger, a family friend sharing updates on social media, said he spoke with Remington’s wife Sunday evening and learned that none of the wounds is life-THREATENING.
“One of the bullets tried to enter the brain but stopped at the skull, one of the bullets busted his hip, one fractured his shoulder pretty bad, but he is and will continue to be alive and serving God!” Crigger said.