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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Sirens & Gavels

Tattoo-covered shooting suspect calls in sick for court

A man suspected of pulling the trigger in a fatal shooting at a north Spokane home last week will appear in court Friday afternoon.

The tattoo-covered accused killer, Joshua T. Tillery, 33, was expected in Spokane County Superior Court, but a court clerk said he didn't show up because he was sick.

Spokane Police Department detectives learned Tillery was hiding at 2012 N. Ruby Street on Wednesday and organized surveillance with U.S. Marshals agents at the address, prior news reports said. 

A quick swoop of authorities took Tillery into custody within five minutes, police said.

He's accused of shooting Devon Mack, 33, in the head following a heated argument with a struggle at 4508 N. Lincoln last week. 

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