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Fight over rent prompted Wednesday shooting in north Spokane

The suspected shooter, Joshua L. Henderson, appears in court on Thursday. A judge set his bond at $100,000. (Will Campbell/The Spokesman-Review)

An argument over rent payments spiraled into violence that left one man hospitalized Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The suspected shooter, Joshua L. Henderson, is jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond following an appearance Thursday in Spokane County Superior Court.

The victim, Brian Gilliam, is in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital.

Spokane police rushed to 6605 N. Standard St. after receiving reports of gunfire. Henderson, who had been sleeping on the residence’s sofa for three weeks, is accused of shooting Gilliam, the uncle of a resident at the house during a disagreement about rent, according to court documents.

Gilliam pushed or punched Henderson during the fight and Henderson responded by shooting him in the chest with a 9 mm pistol, according to court documents. Gilliam told police that Henderson also kicked him in the face multiple times after was shot and fell to the ground.

Henderson was outside the house when police arrived. Officers arrested him and found a gun on the ground nearby.