STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. -- The Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Saturday night from a man who claimed to have shot another man at a home south of Kettle Falls.
Investigators said when they arrived at the home on Mingo Mountain Road they found a deceased 38-year-old male with apparent gunshot wounds. The homeowner, Erik K. Olsen, 66, was taken into custody without incident and later booked into Stevens County Jail on charges of 2nd Degree Murder.
Witnesses claimed the victim was acting irrationally prior to the shooting. Investigators were looking into the possibility Olsen shot the man in self-defense.
The identity of the victim was being withheld pending the report from an upcoming autopsy.