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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man in custody in Missoula after death at Spokane house

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

 (Bryce J. Thompson, 19, was identified by Spokane police in connection with a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon. He was arre)
(Bryce J. Thompson, 19, was identified by Spokane police in connection with a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon. He was arre)

A man identified as 19-year-old Bryce J. Thompson was in custody in Missoula on Wednesday night after being arrested in connection to a suspected homicide Wednesday in Spokane’s Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.

Two women returned to their house early Wednesday afternoon to find a female victim assaulted and dead, said Spokane Police Department spokesman Sgt. Terry Preuninger. Officers responded to a 911 call at about 12:30 p.m.

Missoula County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thompson and booked him into Missoula County Jail just after 7 p.m., according to county records. He was being held on a fugitive charge and two extra jurisdictional warrants with a total bond of $1,000.

The incident occurred at a multiple-resident house at 1603 W. Shannon Ave. The street was blocked from North Maple to North Ash streets as of 8 p.m. Wednesday. Detectives from the SPD’s Major Crimes division were still at the scene.

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