Party at a Home in Spokane Valley Turns Deadly
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives remain at the scene where a party turned deadly in the basement of a home in Spokane Valley early this morning. The adult male suspect has been identified and arrested, charged with Murder 2nd Degree and four counts of Assault 2nd Degree. The adult male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and was the only person injured.
On November 26, 2021, at approximately 4:30 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of a shooting at a residence located in the 1900 block of S. Evergreen in Spokane Valley. The caller indicated several people were attending a party at the residence where alcohol and illicit hard drugs were being used. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Zachary R. McGlocklin started firing a handgun, striking the adult male victim.
Deputies arrived at the home and secured the area. McGlocklin was detained without further incident
The victim, in his late 20’s was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane County Sheriff’s Forensic Unit Technicians responded to continue the investigation, collect evidence, and document the scene.
SIRT Volunteers also responded to close Evergreen, between 18th Avenue and 20th Avenue, and 19th Avenue, between Evergreen and Bolivar Road. These roadways will be open to traffic by 5:30 pm or soon after.
Through the investigation, Detective Jason Hunt developed probable cause to charge McGlocklin with Murder 2nd Degree and four counts of Assault 2nd Degree. McGlocklin was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail on those charges.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner will release the name of the deceased at a later time, when appropriate.
No further information is available at this time.