December 15, 2013 in Region

Intruder shoots, kills man in South Hill home

 

Spokane police are searching for the gunman in a South Hill home invasion shooting tonight that left a man dead.

The man was shot just after 7 p.m. and died at the scene. His wife called 911 as the shooter fled.

About 30 police officers converged on the scene, blocked streets and searched for the suspect, who remains at large, Lt. Justin Lundgren said.

Police have not released the names of the victim and his wife.

Lundgren tonight said he believes the victim is the owner of the home at 2505 S. Garfield Road.

The home is next to Hutton Elementary School and a few blocks north of the Manito Shopping Center.

Police attempted to track the suspect with a K9 unit. Spokane Major Crimes is leading the investigation and interviewing witnesses, Lundgren said.

The wife told a 911 dispatcher that an intruder was in their home and had shot her husband. She said the man pointed a gun at her husband, who tried to calm down the intruder, and that she ran upstairs, then heard gunfire.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing all black clothing, police said.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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