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Police seek suspect in stabbing death

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Police are searching for a suspect in the Friday stabbing death of a Spokane man.

The weapon that killed Shannon Cochran, 22, has not been located, said Lt. Dave McGovern.

About 2:30 a.m., police were called to the area of East Garland Avenue and North Helena Street on a reported argument.

Cochran and possibly two other men reportedly had fought with four or five other people, McGovern said. Police found Cochran with stab wounds. He died at a local hospital.

Police have interviewed a man who was with Cochran, but the identities of the group Cochran fought with weren’t known on Friday, McGovern said.

According to police records, Cochran had a warrant for his arrest for domestic violence. His criminal record showed a history of assault and domestic violence, officials said.

Jody Lawrence-Turner


Fingerprints found at Walgreens store

Fingerprints helped deputies identify a suspect in Tuesday’s knife-point robbery at Walgreens in Millwood.

Crime Stoppers announced a reward Friday for information that helps capture Michael Alan Miller, 24, of Coeur d’Alene. Surveillance footage showed where the robber touched glass at the pharmacy, at 2702 N. Argonne, and the fingerprints matched Miller’s, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Miller has a warrant charging him with felony first-degree robbery after deputies say he held a knife to a customer’s throat and demanded OxyContin and methadone, according to a news release by Sgt. Dave Reagan. The robber fled westbound, and a K-9 team tracked him within a block of where Miller had been staying with a relative, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on Miller’s whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or submit the tip online at

Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the reward but should give a code name or number.

Meghann M. Cuniff

Post Falls

Officials investigate foster child’s injuries

Police and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials are investigating how a 2-year-old Post Falls girl suffered extensive injuries while in foster care.

Sacred Heart Medical Center is not releasing information on Karina Moore at the request of the child’s family, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The girl was in foster care in Post Falls when she was taken to the Spokane hospital about 10 days ago, said Post Falls police Capt. Scot Haug.

No arrests have been made, and police are working through conflicting accounts of what happened, he said.

“Obviously this is a very important case to us,” Haug said. The assigned detective is “pretty much dedicated to this case alone, to make sure no stone is left unturned in finding out exactly what happened.”

Meghann M. Cuniff

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