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UPDATE: Suspect used two semi-automatic weapons against police in I-90 shooting

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Charges against Marcus Rael were officially filed this week. Charges against Marcus Rael were officially filed this week.
© Replica photos of the two semi-automatic weapons used against police in the I-90 shooting. © Replica photos of the two semi-automatic weapons used against police in the I-90 shooting.
© Replica photos of the two semi-automatic weapons used against police in the I-90 shooting. © Replica photos of the two semi-automatic weapons used against police in the I-90 shooting.
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The incident occurred around 2am when officers pulled over a suspected DUI driver in Couer d'Alene. The suspect, 24-year-old Marcus Rael fled from officers leading them on a chase that ended near mile marker 5 on I-90 in Post Falls. From there, Rael allegedly fired on officers. According to Sheriff Wheeler, Rael was wounded with life threatening injuries, but saved by the same officers he was trying to kill.

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Marcus Rael was officially arrested on Wednesday for one county of Felony Eluding a Peace Officer. Police say Rael drove away from a traffic stop early Sunday morning and led police on a high speed chase, before suddenly stopping at the Spokane Street bridge in Post Falls and opening fire on pursuing officers. 12 officers from four different agencies returned fire, hitting Rael.

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