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Man killed in July 30 shooting identified; records allude to drug debt

Newly filed court documents identify the man killed in a July 30 shooting in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood.

Police received reports of shooting at about 3:20 a.m. and found Jeremy Ayers with a gunshot wound to the head just outside an apartment at 1308 W. Maxwell Ave. Court documents say there was a collapsible baton in his right hand.

Detectives found damage made by bullets on the back door of the apartment, a fence and a car parked behind the building. They determined those bullets were fired from inside the apartment. Windows at the front of the apartment also were shot.

A neighbor and acquaintance of Ayers acknowledged being involved in the meth trade and interacting with men who collect drug debts. But she claimed she didn’t know who killed Ayers, according to court documents.

“It was the impression of detectives … that she was not completely forthcoming with information,” court documents say.

Detectives later interviewed Ayers’ sister, who said he had received threats on Facebook prior to his death. No suspects are identified in court documents.

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