January 7, 2011 in City

Shooting suspect returns to Spokane

From Staff Reports
 

A Spokane man suspected of the Dec. 12 shooting death of his girlfriend was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Spokane Police Department officers drove to King County Jail to take custody of Tristen Nebrae Jordan, 24, and bring him to Spokane, where he was booked into Spokane County Jail on second-degree murder charges.

Jordan allegedly shot Samantha Clark Franco, 20, about 1:30 a.m. on the 800 block of East Augusta Avenue before turning the gun on himself. Police found him near Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was arrested and taken to Harborview for treatment. Spokane police hired Seattle police to guard Jordan while in the hospital.

No one involved in the incident was a Gonzaga University student, according to police.

Friends said Franco had a 9-month-old baby and lived with her mother at the Augusta Avenue home.


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