Fugitive suspected of murder arrested in Lewiston - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fugitive suspected of murder arrested in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewiston police say they have arrested a man wanted by Louisiana authorities suspected of multiple counts of murder.

Police in Lewiston arrested 34-year-old Robert L. McCoy Friday evening following notification from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Idaho State Police that McCoy was believed to be traveling through the Lewiston area as a passenger in a semi-truck.

Upon searching the truck, police recovered a .38 caliber pistol from behind the passenger seat.

McCoy is booked in the Nez Perce County Jail in Lewiston on three murder warrants.  According to Lewiston Police, he may face an additional charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Lewiston Police say the driver of the semi-truck was cooperative and is not facing any charges.

McCoy is wanted for the shooting deaths of his estranged wife's 17-year-old son, her mother, and her mother's husband.  The shootings happened Monday night at the Patricia Plaza Housing Complex in Bossier City Louisiana.

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