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In brief: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

Spokane police have a suspect in custody in connection with a fatal stabbing in northeast Spokane. Police said they received a call just before midnight Saturday saying a man had been stabbed near the intersection of Nelson and Wabash.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been stabbed multiple times, according to a news release. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses gave officers the name of a suspect, and that man was located near where the stabbing occurred, the release said. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been publicly identified, and the investigation was continuing.

Man with dementia missing since Friday

Spokane Valley sheriff’s deputies are still searching for 71-year-old Samuel H. Counts, of Spokane Valley, who was reported missing Friday. Counts, who has dementia, left his home in the 4900 block of East Ninth Avenue at about 3 p.m. Friday to go to a store.

Counts was last seen driving a white 2012 Kia sedan with Washington license plate AJD4999. He was wearing a red and black jacket, jeans and white tennis shoes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds.

Anyone who sees Counts is asked to call 911.

Drive-by shooting at North Side bar

Witnesses said two men fired handguns while yelling their gang affiliation outside Swaxx’s Bar in north Spokane shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The men, described by witnesses as black, were in an older black Chevrolet Caprice, according to a police department news release.

As police officers were on their way to the bar, a Washington State Patrol trooper attempted to stop a speeding older black Chevrolet Caprice that was heading south on Nevada near Lyons. The Caprice hit speeds of 95 miles per hour and drove through a yard at Nevada and Queen while trying to turn the corner, the release said.

The trooper arrested the passenger and the driver ran away on foot. Witnesses identified the car and the passenger as being involved in the drive-by shooting at the bar, the release said. Glenn Anderson, 28, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of drive-by shooting.

The other man involved has not been found. He is described as being about 20 to 30 years old and slender. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.



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