Idaho Pastor Who Spoke at Ted Cruz Rally Shot and Wounded

by The Associated Press  |  published on March 7, 2016

An Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was gunned down outside his church the following day but was expected to survive.

Altar Church pastor Tim Remington, who has counseled drug addicts and jail inmates in this city about 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington, was shot as many as six times Sunday, including in the head and lung, officials said.

Outreach pastor John Padula spoke with Remington’s doctors and told The Spokesman-Review that the 55-year-old is “absolutely fine.” Remington prayed Saturday with the Texas senator in Coeur d’Alene, but officials do not know what prompted the shooting.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department said it is looking for local resident Kyle Andrew Odom, 30, a former Marine who should be considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect was inside the church during morning services, said Padula, who viewed footage from a security camera that captured the shooting.

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