Cpl N. Briggs
Monday, August 2, 2021 at 6:10 a.m.
UPDATE: Suspect arrested in N Hamilton shooting
38-year-old Ivan Lopez-Gutierrez has been arrested for 2nd degree murder.
Preliminary investigative information indicates the suspect and victim were acquainted. An argument and brief scuffle occurred between the two inside a bar, and the altercation moved to the parking lot. It appeared the two were going to physically fight again before Lopez-Gutierrez shot the victim.
No additional suspects are being sought. The investigation remains active. The medical examiner will release the name of the deceased victim at a later date.
Also, a correction to the original release: the suspect was contacted on the South Hill less than twenty minutes after the incident, not an hour-and-a-half later as the original release stated.
Shooting in 1300 block of N Hamilton leaves one deceased
On 08-02-21 around 1:30AM, SPD patrol officers responded to the 1300 block of N Hamilton after multiple callers reported a shooting. After officers arrived they located a deceased adult male. Based on information available at the scene officers developed information regarding a potential suspect.
Approximately an hour-and-a-half after the shooting, SPD located and contacted a person of interest. Officers are not currently seeking any other suspects, and there is believed to be no outstanding risk to the community.
Spokane Major Crimes Unit Detectives are currently processing the scene. Southbound N Hamilton St between Sharp Ave and Sinto Ave is down to one lane, and will remain that way for several hours. Please utilize an alternate route as morning commute traffic is likely to cause delays.
If you have information on this incident, and have not spoken with investigators, please call crime check at 509-456-2233, reference incident #2021-20130105.
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