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12 officers exchanged gunfire with driver on I-90

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 23 2014 01:52:27 PM MDT
COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho -

A dozen law enforcement officers who exchanged gunfire with an Arizona man during a chase on Interstate 90 in northern Idaho over the weekend have been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Kootenai County officials say Marcus A. Rael of Glendale, Arizona, was shot at around 2 a.m. Sunday and remained hospitalized Monday in stable condition.

Officials say Rael was first pulled over in Coeur d'Alene, but fled in his pickup truck. Kootenai County Sheriff's Lt. Stu Miller says officers pursued him to Post Falls, where he stopped and began to shoot at officers.

Kootenai County officials say six Coeur d'Alene police officers, three Post Falls police officers, two Kootenai County sheriff's deputies and an Idaho State Police trooper exchanged gunfire with Rael. The names of the officers haven't been released.