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Pullman police commander’s son sought in Latah County homicide investigation

UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017

From staff reports

The Pullman Police Department has confirmed that one of the suspects accused of killing a recent Pullman High School graduate on Monday near Troy, Idaho, is the son of a Pullman police commander.

As part of the investigation, the Latah County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it is attempting to locate Matthew McKetta and Keagan Tennant, who was described by the Pulllman Police Department as Cmdr. Chris Tennant’s adopted son.

“Commander Tennant has not been in regular contact with Keagan but is actively assisting investigators attempting to locate Keagan so he can be taken into custody,” the department wrote in a news release posted to Twitter.

Latah County Sheriff Richie Skiles told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that the body of an adult male was found in a rural area Wednesday and that it was determined he had died from a gunshot wound. The name of the victim has not been released, according to the Latah County Sheriff’s Department.

Friends and family confirmed that Tim Reeves, a recently graduated senior at Pullman High School, was the victim in Monday’s homicide.

About a hundred friends and family met on an open hillside at Conservation Park on the outskirts of Pullman on Thursday evening to memorialize Reeves and come to terms with his death. They inscribed prayers and messages to Reeves onto balloons before launching them into the air.

One of the victim’s brothers, Tyler Knight, 19, said the important thing was to stand together. “I just want to see everyone come together as a community,” he said before the balloons were launched.

“I told (Reeves) to hold his family,” said Sandi Davis, an extended family member, while inscribing a long note on a baloon. “They’re going to need to feel him for the rest of time. I gave him a list of people to say Hi to.”

Tennant and McKetta are believed to be armed and dangerous, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. They may be driving a stolen white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with Idaho license plate number IBX8758.

Deputies ask anyone with information related to the two individuals to contact the sheriff’s office at (208) 882-2216. They also ask the public not to approach the pair and if they are seen to call 911.

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