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Coeur d’Alene police name 8 officers involved in Fourth of July shooting response

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Folks enjoy the beautiful weather at Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene on Friday, July 5, 2019. Shots rang out there last night during the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Officers fired at suspected shooter Tyler Rambo, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. Kathy Plonka/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Folks enjoy the beautiful weather at Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene on Friday, July 5, 2019. Shots rang out there last night during the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Officers fired at suspected shooter Tyler Rambo, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. Kathy Plonka/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department on Thursday named eight officers who responded to gunfire at a Fourth of July fireworks show, though it remained unclear how many of those officers fired at an 18-year-old suspect.

The department identified the officers as Justin Bangs, Jacob Brazle, Kyle Cannon, Matthew Edwards, Ryan Germain, Nathan Herbig, Jacob Proctor and Casey Ziegler.

Bangs, the most experienced of the officers, has spent 17 years in law enforcement, including 12 with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department. Germain, the least experienced, has been with the department for two and a half years, according to a news release.

The department initially said seven officers were placed on paid administrative leave after officers critically wounded 18-year-old Tyler Rambo, who allegedly shot at them after a chase.

Police Capt. David Hagar said all eight officers were on leave as of Thursday.

The Idaho State Police is investigating the shootings.

A second suspect, 24-year-old Roshad Grant, was arrested after running from officers amid the chaos that followed the shootings, according to court records. Witnesses reported he was carrying a pistol, but it has not been found. Grant is charged with obstructing police.

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