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Man shot and killed outside Spokane karaoke bar last month identified

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 15, 2021

Family members gather to console each other at the scene of an Aug. 2 shooting that left a man dead in the parking lot of the Star Restaurant & Lounge near the corner of Hamilton Street and Sinto Avenue.  (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Family members gather to console each other at the scene of an Aug. 2 shooting that left a man dead in the parking lot of the Star Restaurant & Lounge near the corner of Hamilton Street and Sinto Avenue. (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

The man shot and killed outside a karaoke bar near Gonzaga University last month was identified Tuesday by the Spokane County Medical Examiner Office.

Samuel David Perez y Perez, 47, was fatally shot outside of Star Restaurant & Lounge on Aug. 2.

Court documents detail a fight inside the bar that likely led to the shooting outside. Ivan Lopez-Gutierrez, 38, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the shooting.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday.

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