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Posted on: October 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Spokane Valley

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Spokane Valley


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting in Spokane Valley where the adult female died of her injuries.  This incident remains an active investigation as Investigators work to determine what occurred.  


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marc Melville at 509-477-3325, reference #10135503.


On October 11, 2021, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Spokane Police Officers and Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a male who had just dropped off a female with a gunshot wound at Sacred Heart Medical Center. 


It was determined the shooting occurred near S. Custer Rd. and E. 1st St. in Spokane Valley.  


The male who drove the adult female victim to the hospital was contacted and is being interviewed.  


Initial information indicates the male driver and female victim were approached by two people, who the driver described as a white female and a possibly Hispanic male, asking for a ride.  


During the interaction, the white female pulled out a handgun, and a struggle took place.  During the scuffle, the pistol fired, and the victim was shot. 


The driver believes the white female suspect, the male she was with, and a third person, possibly a black male, ran from the area on foot.  


The male driver took the female to the Sacred Heart Emergency Room, where she was provided medical attention but was later pronounced deceased.  


The male driver has an unrelated felony Failure to Appear Idaho warrant for his arrest (dangerous drugs) and is being interviewed by Major Crimes Detectives.  


It is very early in this investigation, and confirmed information is limited.  Detectives continue to diligently work to determine the facts of what led up to and why this deadly shooting occurred, and who is responsible.      
Investigators are attempting to locate 29-year-old Kayla J. Holden as they believe she may have information regarding this investigation.  Holden is described as 5’08”, approximately 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.  


IMPORTANT NOTE: Holden is only wanted for questioning and has not been charged in connection with this investigation.   


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Detective Marc Melville at 509-477-3325, reference #10135503.  

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