Sirens & Gavels

Suspect arrested in Valley homicide

Detective Michael Drapeau (front) and investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office remove evidence from a house at 6704 E. Third Ave. Shane Caleb Smith, 38, was arrested there this afternoon in connection with the homicide of Warren Flinn in Spokane Valley. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Detective Michael Drapeau (front) and investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office remove evidence from a house at 6704 E. Third Ave. Shane Caleb Smith, 38, was arrested there this afternoon in connection with the homicide of Warren Flinn in Spokane Valley. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Detective Michael Drapeau and investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office remove evidence from a house at 6704 E. Third Ave. in Spokane Valley Tuesday. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany)

A suspect was arrested today in Spokane Valley for the May 12 shooting death of a 44-year-old man.

Shane Caleb Smith, 38, is accused of murdering Warren Scott Flinn, who was found badly injured May 13.

Flinn (pictured) died May 16 at a local hospital of what the medical examiner’s office ruled were gunshots to his head.

Read the rest of my story here.

Update: Detectives believe Smith shot Flinn in a fight over cigarettes. Read more here.




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