Suspect accused of shooting pastor arrested

Posted at 8:20 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 07:40:46-05

A man accused of shooting a pastor multiple times in a Coeur d'Alene church parking lot has been arrested in Washington D.C. after throwing flash drives and other objects on the White House lawn according to CNN.

Kyle Andrew Odom is accused of shooting Pastor Tim Remington multiple times just before 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6th, following a church service. Despite being shot in the head, Pastor Remington is in stable condition. Police say 30-year-old Kyle Odom drove to the Spokane area on Interstate 90 after the Sunday afternoon shooting before turning south.

In a press conference held by the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, authorities explained Odom flew from Boise to Washington D.C. following the shooting.

Remington was shot a day after he prayed with presidential candidate Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Coeur d'Alene.

According to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, documents apparently sent from Odom to his family and media outlets indicate that the attack on Pastor Remington was not a random event but a planned attack. During the press conference, Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White explained that the manifesto sent out by Odom threatened several politicians including U.S. Senators.

Additional information indicates that a different member of the church was also targeted but was not attacked.

According to KXLY, Odom's Facebook account was updated on Tuesday, March 8th claiming that Pastor Remington was a martian who had ruined his life.

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