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Spokane man arrested on suspicion of murder for West Central shooting

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Police responded to reports of a shooting in West Central Spokane Friday. (Nina Culver / The Spokesman-Review)
Police responded to reports of a shooting in West Central Spokane Friday. (Nina Culver / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane police have arrested 21-year-old Brettly E. Sanderson on suspicion of second-degree murder for the shooting of a man in the West Central neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Police were called to 2407 E. Dean Ave. at 2 p.m. for a reported shooting. They found a man with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene despite life-saving measures, according to police. His identity has not yet been released.

Sanderson was captured just after 3 p.m. Friday near Mayfair Street and North Foothills Drive. Investigators believe the two men knew each other and the shooting was not random.

Sanderson was arrested in 2012 just after he turned 16 for participating in an armed home invasion robbery. He also was a suspect in several other robberies in 2012. His convictions include first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and malicious mischief of personal property.

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