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

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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. 

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