Homicide suspect arrested

Lt. Terry Preuninger, PIO


Friday, February 9, 2024 at 4:46 p.m.


The Spokane Police Department arrested a homicide suspect wanted for second degree murder. The arrest is related to a shooting call that occurred last week. See the original press release.

Yesterday around 4:00 PM members of SPD and the U.S. Marshalls located Gunnar M Doughty (32) at a home in the 2200 block of N. Morton. Doughty was wanted for second degree murder related to the homicide that took place on Feb 2nd at about 2:00 AM where victim 30-year-old Dylan McCorkle. was found in the yard of a home in the 2400 block of North Hamilton Street.

See the original press release.

Once Law Enforcement confirmed Doughty was in the home police focused on getting other adults and children out of the home safely. After successfully extricating the other occupants, SPD directed Doughty to surrender, he refused.

Members of the SPD SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Aerial Support Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit and investigators were called in to assist in the apprehension.

After hours of attempts to get Doughty to surrender with verbal requests that were unsuccessful, SPD used drones and robots to partially search the home. SPD was able to confirm Doughty had barricaded himself in a crawl space and chemical munitions were put into the home to encourage his surrender. This tactic worked quickly and Doughty was taken into custody after surrendering without further incident.

Doughty was booked into the Spokane County Jail on second degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. This is an ongoing investigation with Major Crimes detectives.



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