Thursday, June 6 2013 3:13 PM EDT2013-06-06 19:13:35 GMT
KHQ.COM - KHQ has obtained several photographs released in the March shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. We're providing these photographs to put the story into context and to provide further details for you.More >>
KHQ.COM - KHQ has obtained several photographs released in the March shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. We're providing these photographs to put the story into context and to provide further details for you. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Gail Gerlach, the man who shot 25 year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham as he was driving away in a stolen car, will be charged with first degree manslaughter. More >>
Thursday, May 30 2013 12:56 AM EDT2013-05-30 04:56:26 GMT
UPDATE: Confidential sources tell KHQ that Gail Gerlach will be charged with first degree manslaughter.More >>
UPDATE: Confidential sources tell KHQ that Gail Gerlach will be charged with first degree manslaughter. Gerlach is accused of shooting 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham in March of this year as Kaluza-Graham was driving away in Gerlach's SUV. READ THE FULL DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>> More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:19:30 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has confirmed that Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives made no charging recommendations for a fatal shooting that happened in March.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has confirmed that Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives made no charging recommendations for a fatal shooting that happened in March. Their report was submitted to the Spokane County Prosecutors on May 13th.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. -
Wash – Exactly two weeks after Gail Gerlach was charged with 1st
Degree Manslaughter in the shooting death of Brendan Kaluza-Graham, he appeared
before a Spokane County Judge for the first time, pleading not guilty.
arraigned before Judge James Triplet Wednesday afternoon, alongside his attorney
Richard Lee, surrounded by his wife, Sharon Gerlach, and both sets of
be booked and released from the Spokane County Jail on Thursday, but is allowed
to stay at home during the court proceedings.
Outside the courtroom, Gerlach said he hasn't thought much about what
that will be like.
worried about it though, we'll just take it one day at a time," he said.
It was the
morning of March 25th when Gerlach's Suburban was stolen out of his
North Spokane driveway. Gerlach called
911, and ran after the thief telling him to stop. Gerlach reported he saw the driver reach back
with something he thought was a gun, so he fired one shot from his concealed
went through the back window of his Suburban, through a car seat, through the
driver's headrest, and into Brendan Kaluza-Graham's neck, killing him.
"It will get
better when all this is over, but it's never going to be the same," Sharon
Gerlach told KHQ. "Our lives are
irrevocably changed. It's never going to
go back to the way it was."
family was met at the Spokane County Courthouse by a support rally organized
over Facebook, on a page with more than 1,800 supporters. The crowd of roughly a
dozen people – many of whom have never met Gerlach – met to champion his
defense, calling the shooting self-defense.
family were in this situation, I would have done the same," supporter Chrissy
Buchmann told KHQ. "Gail's a father,
he's a grandfather, he owns a business here in town. He's going to lose everything, and to me,
family is important and I think he should be home with his family."
playing Monday quarterback guessing what this guy did, when it was his life on
the line and he had a split second to react," supporter Greg Melrose told
KHQ. "He fired one shot."
months since the shooting, Spokane Police worked to finish its investigation,
before handing it over to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office. After meeting with deputy prosecutors and
Major Crimes detectives, Chief Prosecutor Steve Tucker announced Gerlach would,
in fact, be charged.
Both sets of
Brendan Kaluza-Graham's grandparents sat in court for Gerlach's arraignment, but
asked not to be on camera.
hearing, Mike Kaluza told KHQ, "This is just the next step in the process, and
we'll go from here."
and Graham families met with prosecutors before Wednesday's hearing to get a
better understanding of the court process, and what to expect over the next
several weeks and months.
trial is set for September 3rd, but his attorney Richard Lee says it
will likely be delayed.
UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon Gail Gerlach pleaded not guilty to 1st degree manslaughter. Gerlach's trial is set for Sept. 3rd, he's ordered to have no contact with Kaluza-Graham's family.
From Kelsey Watts: Gail Gerlach's will make a court appearance today. He's being arraigned on one count of 1st degree manslaughter in the March 25th shooting death of Brendan Kaluza-Graham. His supporters are expected to hold a support rally outside the courthouse, and Kaluza-Graham's grandparents will be there too.
UPDATE: Gerlach Makes Appearance In Court, Pleads Not GuiltyMore>>
Follow the latest developments on the March 2013 shooting of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. More >>
Follow the latest developments on the fatal shooting of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham was shot by Gail Gerlach in March of 2013 as Kaluza-Graham was driving away in Gerlach's SUV. Gerlach says Kaluza-Graham was stealing the vehicle and he thought he saw the suspected car thief with gun.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 4:06 PM EST2013-12-07 21:06:30 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Delta Airlines flight 128 from Seattle to Atlanta has been diverted to Spokane International Airport after a 16-year-old boy died on board.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Delta Airlines flight 128 from Seattle to Atlanta has been diverted to Spokane International Airport after a 16-year-old boy died on board. Airport spokesman Todd Woodard says the teen suffered some kind of medical emergency on Flight 128 Saturday morning and passed away, reportedly of natural causes.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 3:12 PM EST2013-12-07 20:12:08 GMT
Saturday: Crystal clear & fiercely cold…Those stabbing 20-25mph winds begin to decrease by the afternoon into a thorny 10mph breeze as wind chill warnings expire...Low/High 1°/12°More >>
Saturday: Crystal Clear & fiercely cold…Those stabbing 20-25mph winds begin to decrease by the afternoon into a thorny 10mph breeze as wind chill warnings expire...Low/High 1°/12° Sunday: A fairly compact system cruises through the area…Expect a dusting to ½" light valley snow & mountain snowfall up to 2". Interstate 90/pass impacts will be minimal… Low/High 2°/14°More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 2:56 PM EST2013-12-07 19:56:07 GMT
KHQ.COM - Fire crews are on the scene of an apartment fire on the 2900 block of South Waterford Drive. Approximately 300 people have been evacuated.More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire officials were called to the scene of a fire at Touchmark on South Hill, a senior living apartment complex on the 2900 block of South Waterford just after 7:30 Saturday morning. More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. More >>
KHQ.COM - We all know that passwords protect our personal accounts and information. However it's important to make sure that your password is unique and difficult to prevent people and software programs from figuring it out.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 2:17 PM EST2013-12-06 19:17:01 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Many airlines have commemorative art they display on their airplanes to pay tribute to various things. More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Many airlines have commemorative art they display on their airplanes to pay tribute to various things. Over the past 20 years, KHQ's Reed Schmitt has had a hobby of photographing planes as the fly in and out of Spokane International Airport. Reed sorted through over 30,000 photos to gather all of the planes he photographed that displayed commemorative art.More >>