Ofc. Stephen Anderson, PIO
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:29 p.m.
SPD arrests homicide suspect relating to the shooting which occurred on June 23, 2021 in the area of W. 7th Avenue and S. Oak Street.
SPD investigators identified and developed probable cause for 2nd Degree Murder and First Degree Assault on Brian McGaugh (37 y/o). On June 25, 2021 SPD investigators located McGaugh at a residence in Cheney, WA.
Due to McGaugh being wanted for a homicide and 1st degree assault with a firearm, resources from SPD SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), Hostage Negotiation Team, and K9 were utilized.
McGaugh was taken into custody without incident.
Original release 6/23/21:
On June 23, 2021 at approximately 4:00am, 911 received a phone call from a citizen in the area of W. 7th Avenue and S. Oak Street after the caller heard what sounded like gunfire. Shortly after, 911 received another phone call from an individual claiming to have been shot.
SPD officers arrived and located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers applied life saving measures to both victims, however one victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
This is an ongoing investigation….
SPD asks anyone who may know anything about this incident and has not already spoken to law enforcement, to please contact crime-check at 456-2233