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Clarkston shooting victim identified

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A 64-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge following a shooting at a residence in Clarkston. A 64-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge following a shooting at a residence in Clarkston.
CLARKSTON, Wash. -

Clarkston Police have identified the shooting victim as 53-year-old Duane Hettinger.  Investigators say Hettinger shot twice, once in the arm and once in the chest.  He was found at a home on the 1400 block of Fifth Street on Thursday just before 9:30 p.m.

 Police say Hettinger and the suspected shooter Melvin O'Rourke were acquaintances and O'Rourke says he shot the victim in self defense.

 Police say O'Rourke's claims are not supported by the evidence found at the scene and he has been charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree.

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A 64-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge following a shooting at a residence in Clarkston.
    
Melvin O'Rourke was booked into the Asotin County Jail early Friday.
    
The Lewiston Tribune reported that Clarkston police responded to the residence at about 9:25 p.m. Thursday.
    
Police say they discovered a deceased male with gunshot wounds.
    
Police say the suspect and victim were acquaintances.
    
The victim has not been identified, and no additional suspects are being sought at this time.
    
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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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