Homicide In West Spokane County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

DEVELOPING STORY: Murder Victim Identified As Shooter's Son

UPDATE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER: 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity and the cause and manner of death of the individual killed January 13, 2013 in West Spokane:

Victim: James S. Cavazos:

Cause: Gunshot wound to head/neck


UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Sunday, January 13, 2013, at about 4:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting call near the 4000 block of North Garfield Road. Deputies arrived on scene and located a deceased adult male inside the residence.
 
Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives and Forensics investigated the scene much of Sunday. As a result of the investigation, 52-year-old Mark Cavazos was charged with 2nd Degree Murder and booked into the Spokane County Jail. The investigation is on-going and the Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the victim after an autopsy is completed.

PREVIOUS STORY:

SPOKANE, Wash. – Police responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 4000 block of North Garfield Road around 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The man who lived at the residence, 52-year-old Mark A. Cavazos, was in the home when police arrived. Cavazos was taken downtown for questioning and is in custody on second-degree murder charges. 

Police say one man was dead inside the home when they arrived on scene. At this time police are still trying to determine exactly what happened.

However, officers on scene said it appears to be a domestic dispute and not a robbery or home invasion. Police say the two men got into an argument, but do not know why they were arguing or how the shooting occurred at this time.

A medical examiner is expected to perform an autopsy some time Sunday or Monday. Police are not releasing the name of the victim until after the autopsy is complete.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Driver airlifted from scene of motorhome rollover near Moses Lake; DUI investigation underway

    Driver airlifted from scene of motorhome rollover near Moses Lake; DUI investigation underway

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-05-30 00:57:01 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A serious crash is blocking lanes of I-90 near Moses Lake. Details are very limited at this time, but WSDOT confirms one lane in each direction on I-90 near milepost 173 is closed while crews investigate the crash. Viewer video sent to KHQ shows a large motorhome flipped over in the median. 

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A serious crash is blocking lanes of I-90 near Moses Lake. Details are very limited at this time, but WSDOT confirms one lane in each direction on I-90 near milepost 173 is closed while crews investigate the crash. Viewer video sent to KHQ shows a large motorhome flipped over in the median. 

    >>
  • 1 man killed after pickup drives over angry campers

    1 man killed after pickup drives over angry campers

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:11:00 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 20-year-old man who was intentionally run over at a Grays Harbor County campground has died of his injuries.      KOMO-TV reports that Jimmy Smith-Kramer of Taholah was one of two victims run over by a pickup truck Saturday.      Tacoma General Hospital officials confirmed he had died late Sunday.

    >>

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 20-year-old man who was intentionally run over at a Grays Harbor County campground has died of his injuries.      KOMO-TV reports that Jimmy Smith-Kramer of Taholah was one of two victims run over by a pickup truck Saturday.      Tacoma General Hospital officials confirmed he had died late Sunday.

    >>
  • 18-year-old man arrested for vehicular homicide after fatal crash south of Ritzville on Highway 395

    18-year-old man arrested for vehicular homicide after fatal crash south of Ritzville on Highway 395

    Monday, May 29 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:12:23 GMT

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol one person has died following a one-car collision south of Ritzville Monday morning. Troopers say the crash happened on Highway 395 about 24 miles south of Ritzville. The 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was headed north on 395 at a high rate of speed when the driver 18-year-old Jaciel Parra of Victor, Idaho, fell asleep at the wheel.

    >>

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol one person has died following a one-car collision south of Ritzville Monday morning. Troopers say the crash happened on Highway 395 about 24 miles south of Ritzville. The 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was headed north on 395 at a high rate of speed when the driver 18-year-old Jaciel Parra of Victor, Idaho, fell asleep at the wheel.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/