January 31, 1998 in City

Unidentified Man Killed In North Spokane

From Staff And Wire Reports

A man was shot to death in north Spokane on Friday, police said. The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. at a house in the 1300 block of North Madelia.

Officers responding to a “shots fired” call found the victim lying just inside the open front door of the house. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

“A nearby resident told police he heard several shots and saw a white male walk to a car, glance back at the victim’s door, then drive away,” police spokesman Dick Cottam said.

Detectives did not release the victim’s name or the results of an autopsy performed Friday afternoon.

Cottam said police had information about a possible suspect and were following up several leads. He declined to elaborate.

, DataTimes MEMO: The man was identified as Wayne L. Tolbert.

The man was identified as Wayne L. Tolbert.

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