Police: DNA, bullets link suspect to officer death - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police: DNA, bullets link suspect to officer death

Seattle Police discussed the case in a Monday afternoon press conference Seattle Police discussed the case in a Monday afternoon press conference
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • Former deputy's trial delayed after SPD slaying

    Former deputy's trial delayed after SPD slaying

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The assault trial of a former King County deputy has been put on hold over concerns that the man suspected of killing a Seattle police officer on Halloween may have been motivated by the deputy's actions.>>
    SEATTLE, Wash. - The assault trial of a former King County sheriff's deputy has been put on hold over concerns that the man suspected of killing a Seattle police officer on Halloween night may have been motivated by the deputy's actions.>>
  • Person-of-interest in Seattle officer killing shot

    Person-of-interest in Seattle officer killing shot

    SEATTLE, Wash. - Police on Friday shot and wounded a person-of-interest sought in the Halloween night killing of aSeattle police officer, just as a massive memorial service for the officer drew to a close.>>
    SEATTLE, Wash. - Police on Friday shot and wounded a person-of-interest sought in the Halloween night killing of aSeattle police officer, just as a massive memorial service for the officer drew to a close.>>

 

SEATTLE, Wash. - Investigators say DNA and ballistics tests conclusively link a suspect shot by detectives last week to the Halloween night slaying of a Seattle police officer as well as what they are now describing as an attempted hit on law enforcement nine days earlier.

Seattle Assistant Chief Jim Pugel told a news conference that DNA belonging to Christopher Monfort, 41, was found on a small American-flag-style bandanna discovered on the ground where Officer Timothy Brenton was shot and killed and officer-trainee Britt Sweeney was wounded.

In addition, Pugel said Monfort's DNA was discovered on a small flag found at a city maintenance yard where four police vehicles were firebombed. Pugel says investigators are now characterizing that attack as an attempted assassination - a fire in a mobile command post was set first, apparently to attract officers and after they arrived, the cruisers exploded.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Disabled Spokane man mocked by Southwest Airlines employee on video

    Disabled Spokane man mocked by Southwest Airlines employee on video

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:45:30 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. 33-year-old Curtis Bonds was diagnosed with autism at the age of four and has recently started to become more independent. Bonds flew down to Los Angeles on Southwest Airlines for the Anime Expo. He was helping vendors set up for the event and says southwest airlines has been very accommodating to him in the past “I have been able to go up to the boarding attendant and say I have a disability I have a hard time standing in places for a long time and...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. 33-year-old Curtis Bonds was diagnosed with autism at the age of four and has recently started to become more independent. Bonds flew down to Los Angeles on Southwest Airlines for the Anime Expo. He was helping vendors set up for the event and says southwest airlines has been very accommodating to him in the past “I have been able to go up to the boarding attendant and say I have a disability I have a hard time standing in places for a long time and...

    >>
  • Post Falls man in critical condition after falling off inner tube on Spokane River

    Post Falls man in critical condition after falling off inner tube on Spokane River

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-07-15 04:08:05 GMT
    Backcountry vehicle travel restricted for trail grooming.Backcountry vehicle travel restricted for trail grooming.

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says a 40-year-old Post Falls man is in critical condition after falling off his inner tube on the Spokane River Saturday evening.  Deputies responded to the Corbin Park area for a report of a possible drowning at around 6:00 p.m. Witnesses say the man had fallen off his inner tube and not resurfaced.  

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says a 40-year-old Post Falls man is in critical condition after falling off his inner tube on the Spokane River Saturday evening.  Deputies responded to the Corbin Park area for a report of a possible drowning at around 6:00 p.m. Witnesses say the man had fallen off his inner tube and not resurfaced.  

    >>
  • Driver following too close causes 4-car crash on I-90

    Driver following too close causes 4-car crash on I-90

    Saturday, July 14 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-07-14 23:08:34 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol has identified those involved in a four-vehicle crash on I-90 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say a driver was following too close and rear-ended one car, which caused a chain reaction collision. One driver was injured and taken to Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol has identified those involved in a four-vehicle crash on I-90 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say a driver was following too close and rear-ended one car, which caused a chain reaction collision. One driver was injured and taken to Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/