Spokane Police arrest man for fatal shooting near 5th and Altamont

UPDATE: According to the Spokesman-Review, police arrested Edward A. Bushnell on second-degree murder charges. They say 27-year-old Bushnell does not have a criminal record in Washington and was booked into Spokane County Jail at 5pm Tuesday.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Spokane Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the area of 5th and Altamont Tuesday morning. 

Spokane Police told KHQ's Caitlin Rearden the incident started as an argument between a man and a woman when another man intervened. The situation escalated, a gun was pulled and a man was shot. Responding officers were on scene within two minutes according to Cpl. Jordan Ferguson of the Spokane Police. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where they later died. 

The person believed to be the shooter stayed on scene and has been cooperating with police. They are being questioned, but so far have not been arrested.

Spokane Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.  

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