SPOKANE, Wash. -- Detectives have identified three suspects in a North Spokane shooting which happened in October 2012.
The 56-year-old victim was shot several times at his apartment on N. Colton in a burglary according to police.
Detectives tracked down a hat with DNA left behind by a suspect. Authorities said they put the DNA into Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Court records showed that the DNA matched a Chris D. Shelton.
Detectives were soon lead to Daniel Magee and Danial Dublin were involved too. He said Magee was shot by the victim.
Detectives have a warrant to get saliva samples, pictures, and an X-ray from Magee to confirm the wound.
Officers originally said that three men busted into the victim’s home at the Hill 'n Dale Apartments near Colton and Magnesium.
The victim’s teenage sons said they woke their father when they heard pounding on the door. Their father grabbed his own firearm and confronted the suspect. Shots were exchanged between the two and the suspect fled. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.
When police arrived, they found the victim, 56, with a gunshot wound in the chest. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital.