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UPDATE: Man Who Shot Himself Was Not a Guest at Pasco Best Western

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A murder in a Spokane apartment leads detectives to a man who shot himself in the leg at a Pasco motel. A murder in a Spokane apartment leads detectives to a man who shot himself in the leg at a Pasco motel.

UPDATE/PASCO, WA - We have new information regarding a man arrested at a Pasco motel who accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday night.

According to Jim Gibson, the manager of the Pasco Best Western Plus, 26-year-old Brandon Mellon was not a guest at the motel at the time of the shooting.  The manager says Mellon drove a car to the motel parking lot and was looking for a public phone when motel staff discovered him injured inside his car.

When Mellon shot himself in the leg, he hit a major artery and is currently in critical condition.  He was initially treated at a Tri-Cities hospital., but was  then flown to a hospital in Portland.

Once police get him transferred back to Washington State,  he will be charged with first degree murder.

Spokane Police say Brandon Mellon is a Repeat Offender with 10 Felony Convictions such as Riot with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, 1st Degree Criminal Impersonation, Theft,  and Eluding.

The incident is still under investigation.  If you have any questions regarding the accidental shooting, call Pasco Police at (509) 545-3510.

 

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PASCO, WA - A murder in a Spokane apartment leads detectives to a man who shot himself in the leg at a Pasco motel. Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives believe 26-year-old Brandon Mellon is responsible for a deadly shooting that happened on Friday night. The name of the victim has not been released.

Pasco Police were called to the Best Western on N. 20th Avenue around 9:40 Saturday night on reports of a gunshot victim.  Mellon is now at a Portland hospital receiving treatment for the alleged accidental self-inflicted leg wound. 

Once detectives have a warrant they will begin work on the extradition process to officially place Mellon under arrest.

 

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