Idaho Pastor Shot Four Times in Church Parking Lot

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Monday, March 7, 2016

Idaho Pastor Shot Four Times in Church Parking Lot

An Idaho pastor was shot by an unidentified suspect in a church parking lot on Sunday. reports that Tim Remington, pastor of Alter Church, had prayed at a Ted Cruz rally at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds the day before he was shot.

Police were called to Alter Church at the corner of 9th and Best Streets just before 2:00 p.m. They found Remington with four gunshot wounds in his back. 

Remington was transported to the Kootenai Medical Center to be treated. His condition is not known, but members of Alter Church are waiting at the hospital in support of Remington who they say is a light to the community.

"We just want to be here for everyone in our congregation. Be here for our pastor. We are going to go to the hospital and wait for the word to make sure he is okay," said one church member. "He opens his home to people. He takes them in and lets them live in his home. All the people society has turned their backs on, he reaches out to them."

Police said the suspect fled the scene before they arrived and has not been located.

Publication date: March 7, 2016

Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.