Daniel Moore, 63, is charged with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Brian Drake, 45.
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho– A chiropractor in Bonners Ferry is
implicated of killing a fellow chiropractic doctor in a shooting on March 12. Daniel Moore, 63, is charged with second degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Brian Drake, 45. Moore was detained on Aug. 28. According to a press release from Idaho State Police, Bonners Ferry police officers and troopers from Idaho State Police reacted to a”shots fired”contact March 12 in the 6800 block of Main Street, where Drake's company lies. When law enforcement showed up, they discovered Drake dead in his workplace from a gunshot wound, the release says.
According to court files, Drake was shot in the back through a window. ISP officials stated investigators worked carefully with the Boundary County and Kootenai County prosecutors ‘workplaces and”uncovered compelling evidence, in addition to what they believe is an intention for the shooting.” They said the info is not available for release to avoid hindering judicial procedures.
The press release says Drake leaves behind a better half and 4 children
. His family provided the following declaration: As Brian's enjoyed ones, we were devastated to hear news of his ridiculous murder. As a Chiropractor, he enjoyed his clients and he loved serving people and helping the people of Northern Idaho. He brought pleasure and laughter to those around him. He had a remarkable heart, and his loss has wrought a remarkable hole in our hearts. We will never ever comprehend the senselessness of the loss of Brian's life – a life that brought a lot delight, meaning, companionship, and love to others.We are grateful to the police officials -and specifically the Idaho State Police and the Bonners Ferry Police -who worked relentlessly and diligently to uncover the reality. Still, those efforts can not change the truth for Jennifer, Brian's kids, or his parents and siblings. Brian's death has actually left a space in their lives and the community as a whole. His children will mature without the caring father who was their rock and champion. His bride-to-be will not grow old with him, sharing the pleasures and burdens of raising their kids together. We all stay devastated and pray for justice.We appreciate the respect for our privacy at this time.
Moore made a court appearance on Thursday, Sept. 3 where his attorney, Jill Bolton, presented a motion for Moore to be released from the Boundary County Jail to get medical treatment.
“My customer, we believe, suffered a traumatic brain injury on or about August 28, 2020, “Bolton stated in court Thursday.”That brought an entire host of issues when he was then the next day brought in for questioning by police in this matter. I believe right now he might still today have some evidence in his brain of this injury and he might need treatment for this injury.”
The judge said he would sign an order for Moore to be carried for medical evaluation and treatment. Moore is anticipated to be required to a regional hospital to get an MRI or CT Scan.
Moore has actually not gone into a plea in relation to the charges.