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>>

  • Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:43:50 GMT

    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon.

    >>

    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon. 

    >>
  • Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

    Infant found at Seattle encampment in protective custody

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:26:38 GMT

    A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect. Seattle Police said Thursday on its blog that the child was removed in late May from an unsanctioned homeless encampment where people were reportedly using methamphetamine.    

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A 5-month-old infant found at a Seattle homeless encampment is in protective custody as police investigate child neglect. Seattle Police said Thursday on its blog that the child was removed in late May from an unsanctioned homeless encampment where people were reportedly using methamphetamine.    

    >>
  • Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo -- Really

    Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo -- Really

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:46:44 GMT
    File photo of a kangarooFile photo of a kangaroo

    DODSON, Mont. - Two people were injured in Montana Wednesday morning after swerving to avoid a kangaroo on the road.  Trooper Matt Finley with the Montana Highway Patrol said he thought it was a joke when he responded to the call, but when he arrived at about 4 a.m. he saw the kangaroo.  Trooper Finley said he learned there is a kangaroo farm west of Dodson. 

    >>

    DODSON, Mont. - Two people were injured in Montana Wednesday morning after swerving to avoid a kangaroo on the road.  Trooper Matt Finley with the Montana Highway Patrol said he thought it was a joke when he responded to the call, but when he arrived at about 4 a.m. he saw the kangaroo.  Trooper Finley said he learned there is a kangaroo farm west of Dodson. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/