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Posted on: October 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Suspect Arrested for Murder 2nd Degree

 

 

UPDATE:  Suspect Arrested for Murder 2nd Degree

Today, October 15, 2022, just after 5:00 pm, Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives arrested the suspect in last night’s fatal stabbing, 20-year-old Aaron M. McAteer.  

He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Murder 2nd Degree.  Additionally, he was booked on unrelated arrest warrants for charges of Driving Under 21 Alcohol/Cannabis, No Valid Operator’s License 1st Degree, and Minor in Possession.

Earlier in the day, Detectives were contacted by McAteer’s attorney, which led to his arrest this evening.  Investigators also learned McAteer is related to the victim.  

This continues to be an active investigation, and no additional information is available at this time.  


Release sent on October 15, 2022:

Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Fatal Stabbing on E. Boone 

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are at the scene of a fatal stabbing in the 8000 block of E. Boone.  The suspect fled the scene and has not been identified.  

Anyone with information about this incident or who can help identify a possible suspect is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10137510.  

On October 14, 2022, at approximately 4:15 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of two males physically fighting near the intersection of E. Boone and N. Dorn Court.  Updated information stated one male was lying on the ground, not moving, and the location of the second male was unknown.  

Deputies and Spokane Valley Fire Fighters arrived at the scene and provided immediate medical aid.  The adult male was unresponsive and appeared to have suffered life-threatening stab wounds.  He was transported to the hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.  

Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  SIRT Team volunteers also responded to assist with traffic control.       

Witness information indicates the possible suspect is a white male, 20s-30s, with dark curly hair, black pants, and a gray hoodie with darker shoulders/hood.  It is unknown if he was injured during the fight, but it is possible.

The attached picture (of low quality) is believed to be of the suspect.  

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the victim’s identity at a later date when appropriate.

Anyone with information about this incident or who can help identify a possible suspect is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10137510.Stabbing-1

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