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Sunday, August 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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In brief: Boy, 12, struck in leg by accidental gunshot

A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the lower leg Wednesday evening on East Jacobs Road north of Spokane Valley.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting around 8:45 p.m.

The boy and his grandfather were roughhousing together in the living room of a home on the 14000 block of East Jacobs Road when a handgun in a concealed holster on the grandfather’s belt went off, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The bullet went through the boy’s right calf.

The injury wasn’t life-threatening, the Sheriff’s Office said, and the boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Staff reports

Possession charge filed against murder suspect

A Moscow man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance now faces a drug charge.

Nathaniel H. Nisbet, 28, has been charged in 2nd District Court with possession of a controlled substance, the Lewiston Tribune reported.

Police say they found methamphetamine in a backpack while searching a trailer following a Nov. 10 shooting.

Prosecutors say Nisbet shot and killed 42-year-old Charles “Pat” McMichael during a confrontation at a Moscow home.

They say McMichael was supposed to help Nisbet’s estranged wife change the locks on her mobile home, but McMichael found Nisbet inside with a 9 mm pistol.

Nisbet has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. A trial is scheduled for March 18.

Associated Press

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