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Detectives investigating man found dead inside Spokane Valley home as homicide; Suspect arrested

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Update 6 p.m.: Spokane Valley detectives confirmed Tuesday evening that the suspect in a Spokane Valley homicide investigation has been arrested in Seattle. 30-year-old Duy Bui Nguyen was safely taken into custody by the Seattle Police Department. The vehicle he was driving was also located and being held for evidence.

No further information was immediately available.

Update: Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives have identified 30-year-old Duy Bui Nguyen as a suspect in what is now considered a homicide investigation at a house on East Heroy.

Through the investigation, Detectives were able to identify Duy Bui-Nguyen as a suspect in violent, fatal fight that is believed to have occurred during the late evening. Bui-Nguyen was not at the residence Tuesday morning when police arrived.

Investigators entered the license plate of a 2004 Ford F150 Bui-Nguyen was believed to be driving into a national law enforcement database as stolen.  They learned Bui-Nguyen had been contacted by a Seattle Police Officer early Tuesday morning around 5:00 a.m., but he was released since the crime here in Spokane Valley wasn’t discovered almost two hours later.   

Detectives believe Bui-Nguyen may still be in the Seattle area but he also stated he might travel to Colorado.  

The black 2004 Ford F150 with Washington license plates B05360T has checkered yellow flames on the side.  It is unknown if Bui-Nguyen is still with the vehicle or if he is armed.

Bui-Nguyen is 5’10” and approximately 245 pounds and should be considered dangerous although it is not known if he is armed. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

Previous coverage:

Detectives say they are investigating a death in Spokane Valley near Heroy and McDonald, just east of Plantes Ferry Park. 

Deputies were originally called to a home in the 13100 block of E. Heroy for a "trouble unknown" call, but say they had to call in Major Crimes detectives to investigate when they found the body of a man inside the home.

SCOPE SIRT Team Volunteers are assisting with traffic control in the area.

The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office will release the decease’s name, along with cause and manner of death, when appropriate.

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