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Man accused of killing Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant appears in court

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Jonathan Renfro's mugshot shortly after being booked into the Kootenai County Jail for shooting Sgt. Greg Moore Jonathan Renfro's mugshot shortly after being booked into the Kootenai County Jail for shooting Sgt. Greg Moore
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The man who admitted to shooting Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5, 2015 appeared in court Friday afternoon. 

Jonathan Renfro had three family members in the front row who spoke to him briefly during Friday's appearance. The motions in the case were supposed to be discussed at Friday's hearing, but the judge reluctantly reset today's court appearance to June 24 due to what the prosecution called a "large volume of discovery." Renfro's attorneys supported the date change. 

Because of the delay, Renfro's preliminary trial date was also pushed back to July 22. 

Renfro is accused of shooting Sgt. Moore in the early morning hours of May 5, 2015 as Sgt. Moore was following up on a possible car prowling call. Sgt. Moore radioed Renfro's information to dispatch and was not heard from again. Renfro's driver's license was found in Sgt. Moore's possession at the hospital.

Court documents reveal that neighbors told police after they heard commotion, they saw a man standing over Sgt. Moore. That man then got into Moore's patrol car and took off. According to the court documents, Jonathan Renfro admitted multiple times he was the man who shot Sgt. Moore and took his car. Renfro also admitted to taking Sgt. Moore's handgun and two magazines.

Court documents show that Sgt. Moore was wearing his body camera at the time of the shooting. Investigators say the footage shows Sgt. Moore speaking with Renfro, then running his identification. Sgt. Moore then asks Renfro to step over toward his patrol car, and at that point Renfro is seen shooting Sgt. Moore.

As Sgt. Moore fell, the camera points skyward and a few moments later, Renfro's face comes back into frame and he can be seen using a flashlight while searching Sgt. Moore. The neighbors are then heard yelling, and Renfro then gets into Sgt. Moore's patrol car and drives away.

After a high speed pursuit, Renfro abandoned the car because he believed police were using GPS to track it, and police eventually found him hiding under a semi-truck.

In his interview with detectives following his arrest, Renfro repeatedly admitted to shooting Sgt. Moore. Renfro told investigators he shot Sgt. moore because he had a 9mm Glock in his pocket and knew Sgt. Moore was going to find it.

Sgt. Moore passed away from his injuries later that day. 


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