April 29, 2005 in City

Shooting victim dies from wounds

By The Spokesman-Review

The teenager shot Wednesday in a north Spokane alley has died.

Police have not identified the teen, but neighbors said he was Frank Silva, a former student at Holmes Elementary and Glover Middle schools.

Silva, who was shot in his forehead, died at 7:22 p.m. Thursday at a local hospital, said police spokesman Dick Cottam.

The shooting occurred about 3:20 p.m. in an alley behind 2410 W. Boone Ave. Police say Dustin A. Davis, 18, fired at Silva and at another teen, who was not hit.

Davis has not been charged in the shooting, but he remained at the Spokane County Jail on Thursday on charges of violating parole. He declined an interview Thursday night but earlier told KREM television that he shot Silva in self-defense. Police said Wednesday that Davis could face murder charges if Silva died.

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