N. Astor Shooting Suspect To Be Arrested After Recovering From S - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

N. Astor Shooting Suspect To Be Arrested After Recovering From Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound; Victim Identified

Posted: Updated:
Apartment on N. Astor where a person was fatally shot Friday night. Apartment on N. Astor where a person was fatally shot Friday night.
Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have developed probable cause to arrest 26-year-old Brandon Mellon for 1st Degree Murder. Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have developed probable cause to arrest 26-year-old Brandon Mellon for 1st Degree Murder.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

SPOKANE, Wash. - Days after a man was fatally shot at an apartment in the 2200 block of N. Astor, Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have developed probable cause to arrest 26-year-old Brandon Mellon for 1st Degree Murder.

Detectives will be requesting a charge of 1st Degree Murder from the Spokane County Prosecutor.

After detectives interviewed witnesses and followed up on other leads, information was developed that Brandon Mellon was a person of interest in the homicide, occurring on the night of January 3rd at 2228 N. Astor.

Through inter-agency collaboration, detectives developed information that Mellon was at a motel in Pasco, WA and had accidentally shot himself in the leg. A gun was recovered at the scene. Mellon was transported to a hospital in Portland with critical injuries and is being treated for those injuries under supervision. Once detectives receive a warrant, they will begin work on the extradition process and officially place Mellon under arrest.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner confirmed identity of the homicide victim as 48-year-old Arnold Allen Lommasson. The Medical Examiner confirmed Lommasson died from a gunshot wound to the head. 

The Medical Examiner's Office also stated that they have been unable to located the next of kin for Lommasson and if you are aware of his next of kin, please have them call the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office. 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Woman hospitalized in North Spokane stabbing

    Woman hospitalized in North Spokane stabbing

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:01:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Sunday, just after 7 pm, Spokane Police responded to a stabbing call in the 600 block of E Providence Ave in Northeast Spokane. Officers arrived on scene in about two minutes, and located an adult female victim who was suffering from a stab wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim until SFD and AMR paramedics could take over care.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Sunday, just after 7 pm, Spokane Police responded to a stabbing call in the 600 block of E Providence Ave in Northeast Spokane. Officers arrived on scene in about two minutes, and located an adult female victim who was suffering from a stab wound. Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim until SFD and AMR paramedics could take over care.

    More >>
  • Liberty Lake husband saved by Safeway employees after heart attack

    Liberty Lake husband saved by Safeway employees after heart attack

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:34:16 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Guardian angels of the grocery store; that’s what one Liberty Lake family says after their loved one had a heart attack outside the Safeway in Liberty Lake. Judy Thompson and her husband,

    More >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Guardian angels of the grocery store; that’s what one Liberty Lake family says after their loved one had a heart attack outside the Safeway in Liberty Lake. Judy Thompson and her husband,

    More >>
  • Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Victim in domestic violence situation turned house fire speaks out

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:26:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough 24 hours for the Winant Family.  Kelli Winant says she called police after a situation escalated with she and her boyfriend Saturday after he had been drinking.  "After he beat me pretty good yesterday, he burned our house down,” Kelli Winant Firefighters were at the home in a matter of minutes.

    More >>