Detectives with the Idaho State Police and the Bonners Ferry Police Department jailed a regional male on Thursday in connection with the March 12 murder of a chiropractic physician in his Bonners Ferry office.
The suspected killer, Daniel L. Moore, 63, was likewise a chiropractic physician, according to the Kootenai Valley Times.
Detectives working with the Boundary County and Kootenai County Prosecutor's Offices revealed “engaging” evidence and an intention for the shooting, the release said. However law enforcement has decided not to release those details to avoid interfering in judicial proceedings, the release said.
Moore was arraigned on second-degree murder charges Friday morning in the Boundary County Courthouse and remains in the custody of the Boundary County Jail, according to an Idaho State Police press release.
The victim, Brian Drake, is survived by his spouse and 4 kids. In a joint statement, Drake's family explained him as somebody who loved his patients and serving people.
“He brought happiness and laughter to those around him,” the family wrote. “He had a remarkable heart, and his loss has actually wrought a significant hole in our hearts. We will never ever comprehend the senselessness of the loss of Brian's life.”
Idaho State Police and Bonners Ferry Police worked “relentlessly and vigilantly” to discover the suspected killer, the family's declaration stated.
“Still, those efforts can not alter the truth,” the statement read.
“His kids will mature without the caring dad who was their rock and champ. His bride will not grow old with him, sharing the delights and burdens of raising their kids together. We all stay ravaged and pray for justice.”