Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:26 p.m.
The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Kennewick Police Department, has made two arrests in the homicide case from two nights ago.Two suspects were taken into custody on unrelated Department of Corrections warrants and will later be booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of Second Degree Murder. As always, the Spokane Police Department greatly appreciates the cooperation and support it receives from agencies near and far.
Early this morning, March 10th, 2018, the Kennewick Police Department located a vehicle we had provided them information on as possibly being involved in the homicide from Thursday, March 8th. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle based on information provided by our Major Crimes Unit to law enforcement agencies across Washington state. The vehicle was seized and the residence it came from was surrounded. Major Crimes' information coupled with Kennewick PD‘s information led to a search warrant at the residence. Kennewick's SWAT team was used at the location and two suspects from this homicide were taken into custody.
Due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation and the fact the suspects have not yet been charged in the homicide case, we are not releasing their names at this time. That information will be made available as soon as possible.
We often rely on agencies across the United States for assistance in serious crimes such as this. This is yet another prime example of the way Spokane PD has been able to utilize it's good relationships with Eastern Washington law enforcement to apprehend people involved in egregious felony crimes.
One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident
On 03-08-18 a little after 8:30PM SPD received a call of a gunshot heard near the 800 block of E Hoffman Ave in Northeast Spokane. A vehicle was also reportedly seen driving hastily through the area. A short time later the vehicle described arrived at Holy Family Hospital. A male with a gunshot wound was in the vehicle, and was discovered to be deceased.
At this time Spokane Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the scene, and interviewing the person who brought the victim to the hospital. No suspect information is currently available.
SPD will continue to process the scene and follow leads in order to identify involved persons. Anyone with information about the incident, who has not spoken with investigators, is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Officer John O'Brien