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 >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 2:43 AM EST2013-12-10 07:43:09 GMT
Spokane Police say they are investigating a shooting that happened just after 6:00pm in downtown Spokane Monday night. More >>
Spokane Police say they are investigating a shooting that happened just after 6:00pm in downtown Spokane Monday night. Officers say when they arrived there was no one in the parking lot near Division and Main, however they did find evidence showing that at least two shots from a shotgun had been fired.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 2:33 AM EST2013-12-10 07:33:17 GMT
KHQ.COM - Monday night the Spokane City Council voted 6-0 to keep parking meters free in downtown Spokane during holidays. More >>
KHQ.COM - Monday night the Spokane City Council voted 6-0 to keep parking meters free in downtown Spokane during holidays. However that ordinance will also change how you park on non-holidays too. Council members hope changes to on-street parking will make things easier and more inviting for folks hoping to head downtown to shop and eat.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 10:50 PM EST2013-12-10 03:50:54 GMT
Winter on Lake Coeur d'Alene means many things. People come from all over to see the lights illuminate the lake near the resort. More >>
Winter on Lake Coeur d'Alene means many things. People come from all over to see the lights illuminate the lake near the resort. But they also come for nature. And in the winter, that means Bald Eagles taking advantage of all of the fish. KHQ Local News Reporter Gabe Cohen tagged along with some eagle enthusiasts Monday morning.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:49 PM EST2013-12-10 02:49:42 GMT
It may be the most wonderful time of the year as the holidays draw near, but there's nothing wonderful about this weather for many families across the Inland Northwest.More >>
It may be the most wonderful time of the year as the holidays draw near, but there's nothing wonderful about this weather for many families across the Inland Northwest who are dealing with frozen or burst pipes. The owner of First Response Plumbing told KHQ's Kelsey Watts on a normal day they have 3-6 scheduled appointments. But Monday? They responded to 14 calls. And on Saturday? They got 80.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:10 PM EST2013-12-10 02:10:20 GMT
In a press release issued Monday evening, the Salvation Army says the mystery Gold Coin donor has once again dropped off the annual donation in a bell ringer's kettle.More >>
In a press release issued Monday evening, the Salvation Army says the mystery Gold Coin donor has once again dropped off the annual donation in a bell ringer's kettle. The Salvation Army says the donor wrapped the one ounce South African Krugerrand in a crisp $100 bill and dropped it in a bell ringer's kettle at the Fred Meyer Wandermere. As of Monday night, an ounce of gold is going for about $1,238 an ounce.More >>
UPDATE: A judge sentenced former Shadle Park teacher Ryan Murphy to 90 days of work release and restitution to the victim. Murphy must also relinquish his teaching license. On Monday Murphy struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to 3rd Degree Assault in a Non-Sexual Manner.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:58 PM EST2013-12-09 23:58:22 GMT
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University.More >>
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.More >>
A sign posted to the front door Monday morning said it loud and clear: "Adams is closed." Frozen pipes led the fire suppression system to fail, causing the sprinklers to go off. Damages to the ceiling tiles, carpets and classroom materials totaled thousands of dollars spread across five classrooms at Adams Elementary in the Central Valley School District.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:44 PM EST2013-12-09 22:44:11 GMT
KHQ.COM - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.More >>
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.More >>