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>>

  • SUV involved in hit and run found after driver leaves license plate behind at crash scene

    SUV involved in hit and run found after driver leaves license plate behind at crash scene

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:18 AM EST2018-01-19 07:18:12 GMT
    Kaitlyn's carKaitlyn's car

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Kaitlyn Dennis' car was ruled totaled after someone drove into her at a red light just north of the Gonzaga campus last week, before speeding off. After discovering that the driver responsible left behind their license plate, Dennis and her family hoped to track down the person behind the wheel of the car that hit her. Since the incident, Dennis' family says they were able to track down the car that hit her. They found it on 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Kaitlyn Dennis' car was ruled totaled after someone drove into her at a red light just north of the Gonzaga campus last week, before speeding off. After discovering that the driver responsible left behind their license plate, Dennis and her family hoped to track down the person behind the wheel of the car that hit her. Since the incident, Dennis' family says they were able to track down the car that hit her. They found it on 

    More >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 18th

    Friday, January 19 2018 2:00 AM EST2018-01-19 07:00:12 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 18th.

    More >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, January 18th.

    More >>
  • The Latest: California neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

    The Latest: California neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:37 AM EST2018-01-19 06:37:35 GMT

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):    7:30 p.m. Neighbors of a Southern California couple who authorities say starved, and tortured their 13 children for years are trying to grapple with the revelations. Josh Tiedeman-Bell fought back tears Thursday as he talked of occasionally seeing some of the children and having no clue of what they were enduring.

    More >>

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):    7:30 p.m. Neighbors of a Southern California couple who authorities say starved, and tortured their 13 children for years are trying to grapple with the revelations. Josh Tiedeman-Bell fought back tears Thursday as he talked of occasionally seeing some of the children and having no clue of what they were enduring.

    More >>