SPOKANE, Wash. - Law enforcement now has in their possession the vehicle of the man they believe shot and killed Fabian McBride Wednesday in Spokane in the 7000 block of North Atlantic, just outside the Spokane city limits. When detectives located the vehicle the suspect, 19-year-old Issiah Schauman, was not inside so the search for him continues. On Thursday friends and family stood by a makeshift memorial as they honored McBride, a father to five children.
The manager of a nearby apartment complex told us that the problems between the suspect and the victim began this weekend when Schauman broke into an apartment and stole two flat screen TV's from a house that Fabian was housesitting. Fabian saw him (Schauman) in front of the apartment Wednesday and that is when the murder occurred.
On Thursday his brother, Derrick Simpson, spoke with KHQ. "He was on his way to his kids, that was the most important thing in his life," Simpson said. "His momma' was very important to him. His brothers, his sisters, that is what he lived for."
>>>>Sheriff's Deputies say if you see Schauman, or know where he might be, contact Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon just after 1245 pm., Spokane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the 7000 block of North Atlantic.
When deputies arrived, they observed several people trying to help a male victim who had been shot and was lying in the roadway.
Witnesses stated the suspect pulled out a handgun, fired several shots and fled from the area.
The victim was transported to a local hospital but he did not survive his injuries.
Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives and personnel from the Spokane County Forensic Unit have been called to the scene and are investigating the incident.
Detectives have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Issiah L. Schauman. At this time, he should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a light colored 1986 Chrysler New Yorker 4-door, possibly gray or silver in color with Washington license plates AEE5144.
>>>Anyone with information on the location of Schauman or his vehicle is urged to call 911 and should not attempt to make contact with him.
At this time, investigators do not believe this is a random incident.
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Spokane Police Dept. responded to a fatal drive by shooting early Wednesday afternoon in the 7000 block of North Atlantic, just north of the Spokane city limits. At this point there have been no arrests but law enforcement has reason to believe this was not a random act.
Witnesses tell KHQ that the victim, identified by friends and family as Fabian McBride, was shot three times in the chest and one time in the shoulder. One woman told us that the three shots to the chest were within three centimeters of each other. Emergency responders transported McBride soon after the shooting, but he was pronounced dead in the early afternoon.
Shortly after the incident family and friends began arriving, some of them hysterical, as they tried to understand what took place. The Sheriff's Office is in the early stages of their investigation and at this point they could not say too much.
"Just prior to one o'clock we were called up for a shooting," Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Gregory said. "There was a shooting between two individuals, one was transported to a local hospital (Gregory later confirmed the victim died)."
"Major crimes is investigating this shooting, contacting all the witnesses," Gregory said.
UPDATE: The N. Atlantic shooting victim has been identified as Fabian McBride. At this hour we're awaiting more details about the suspect.
TWEET FROM ALEX: The victim was hit three times on right side of his chest, 4th shot went in his arm, according to witnesses.
TWEET FROM ALEX: Just talked to woman who helped try to save victim's life. She said three shots were within three centimeters of each other.
TWEET FROM ALEX: Ambulance does not transport when victims are dead, they keep them at scene temporarily. Victim clinging to life when he left.
TWEET FROM ALEX: Reports of a few people inside the shooter vehicle when they were leaving the scene, according to an officer and deputy.
TWEET FROM ALEX: Just heard from police and sheriff's that several people are saying several shots were fired. Shooter car backed out and left
TWEET FROM ALEX: Hearing from a sheriff's deputy and police that the victim "was unresponsive" when he was transported.
TWEET FROM ALEX: I can't verify the victim's condition but one person told me she was told by first responders "he's not goin to make it."
TWEET FROM ALEX: Several witnesses describing incident as one with multiple gunshots.
TWEET FROM ALEX: According to him (witness), first aid was rendered and the victim was transported to the hospital in an ambulance.
TWEET FROM ALEX: Witness tells me four shots were fired and "an African American upper 20's, low 30'a got hit three times."
TWEET FROM ALEX: Arrived at the scene of a reported drive by shooting on North Atlantic. Police tape up.
KHQ.COM - Spokane County Sheriff Deputies and Spokane Police officers are on the scene of a reported shooting in the 7000 block of N. Atlantic. As soon as we learn more details we'll post them here on KHQ.com, Facebook and our Twitter news feed.
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