On Behalf of:
Kalispel Tribal Police Department - Airway Heights Police Department
UPDATE: 2 Suspects Charged with Murder 2nd Degree
Kalispel Tribal Police have charged 19 year-old Brandon L. Pierce and 18 year-old Christian J. Palmer with Murder 2nd Degree. Both suspects were booked into the Spokane County Jail earlier this evening.
This is an active investigation and as such, no additional information is expected or available at this time.
UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Continues, All Persons Involved Contacted-Detained
Investigators and resources from multiple agencies continue to investigate this morning’s fight that left one man in the hospital with serious injuries and claimed another man’s life.
Detectives have now made contact with, or detained, all persons known to be involved in this deadly incident however, no one has been charged at this time as this is still a very active investigation. Investigators continue to process the scene, collect evidence and conduct interviews.
The last person believed to have fled the scene this morning was located by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force once his identity was determined by detectives.
Multiple agencies have worked together as one during this investigation to ensure the communities we serve that violent incidents such as this will be aggressively investigated.
We are extremely thankful for the strong relationship, assistance, and dedication of the following partner agencies:
Kalispel Tribal Police Department-Lead Agency
Airway Heights Police Department-Assistant Lead Agency
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Air 1
Spokane County Forensics Unit
Spokane Police Department
Washington State Patrol
U. S. Marshals Service/Task Force
Updates will be provided as addition information becomes available.