Brian Drake

At approximately 7:29 p.m. Thursday, March 12, officers of the Bonners Ferry Police Department, assisted by the Boundary County Sheriff’s office, responded to a call of shots-fired at 6811 Main street, Bonners Ferry.

On arrival, officers discovered Kootenai County resident Brian Drake, 45, deceased as the result of a gunshot wound.

This began an extensive investigation which is still ongoing. Assisting in the investigation are the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, Boundary County Prosecutor's Office, Idaho State Police, The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and the FBI federal task force.

A person of interest was detained and questioned. This person was later released, but remains under investigation.

Bonners Ferry Police Chief Brian Zimmerman assures city residents that, although this was a tragic loss of life, evidence thus far indicates this was an intentional act, not random in nature.

The BFPD asks those who may have any information that might assist in this investigation, contact your current on duty police officers by calling sheriff's dispatch, (208) 267-3151, extension 0.

The Boundary County law enforcement community extends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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