Shooting victim, subject both ID'd

Print Article

COEUR d'ALENE - The shooting suspect killed by police Saturday has been identified as 19-year-old Hayden resident Christian N. Buquet, who also used the name Christian Mallon.

Law enforcement investigators said Sunday that Buquet shot 29-year-old Frank James of Coeur d'Alene on Saturday morning in a Coeur d'Alene neighborhood.

The shooting of James started a 5-mile police pursuit that ended with Buquet being fatally shot by Coeur d'Alene police officers near Higgens Point after an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.

Buquet had a previous adult arrest for attempted robbery in 2011.

James was shot in the chest by Buquet, authorities said, just before 11 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of 11th Street and Lakeside Avenue.

James was taken to Kootenai Medical Center, where he was listed as being in "unknown condition" after emergency surgery Saturday, said Kootenai County sheriff's department spokesman Maj. Ben Wolfinger in a press release.

Investigators from a critical incident investigation team continue to work on the officer-involved shooting.

Investigators still are putting all of the pieces together to learn what started the outburst of violence, Wolfinger said.

Buquet fled in a white car after shooting James, heading toward Higgens Point, east of Coeur d'Alene, driving on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive.

After shooting James, authorities say Buquet randomly fired at other citizens in the area before being chased by police. He also fired at pursuing officers.

Near Higgens Point, Buquet lost control of the vehicle he was driving, he spun out, there was an exchange of shots fired, and then he was fatally wounded.

Investigators identified four different scenes in the city where Buquet shot at citizens.

Wolfinger asked that any witnesses to the incident call the sheriff's department at (208) 446-1300.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Steal a sign, commit a crime

October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Stealing candidate signs is one of the oldest shady election stunts in the book. It's also against the law. Deborah Rose, who is running for the Timberlake Fire Protection District's Sub-District ...

Comments

Read More

Threat probe isn’t over at LCHS

October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d'ALENE — The investigation involving a Lake City High student who was threatened on social media on Oct. 8 continues and heightened safety measures at the school remain in effect a week after ...

Comments

Read More

Former Spirit Lake police chief jailed

October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — A former Spirit Lake police chief is in the Kootenai County jail facing a felony charge of aggravated battery for allegedly ramming his Dodge pickup truck into the car of his pregnant...

Comments

Read More

Threatening note found near Lakes Middle School

October 20, 2017 at 11:33 am | Coeur d'Alene Press An additional police officer is stationed at Lakes Middle School today after a note with a written threat was found Thursday on the school’s Coeur d’Alene campus. Early today, school officials no...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X