Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Thursday, Jul 11 at 6:40 PM
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. More than a dozen family members of Fabian McBride, the man shot in a drive-by shooting, packed the Spokane courtroom Thursday.
The family members were incredibly emotional, crying and hugging as they left the courtroom. They say they’ve encountered McBride’s accused killer many times before.
19-year-old Issiah Schauman faces charges of First Degree Murder for the deadly drive-by shooting along North Atlantic in Spokane County on June 12.
McBride's family said that the victim knew Schauman and they were like family. Schauman was even staying in the apartment complex where McBride lived just a few days prior to the murder.
Court documents say McBride approached Schauman’s vehicle to confront him about some stolen property taken from the apartment. That’s when witnesses say Schauman pulled a gun.
“You busting out a burner on me?” yelled McBride, according to court documents.
Seconds later, multiple shots were fired and McBride fell to the ground. Police say Schauman drove off and wasn’t seen again for weeks. He eventually turned himself in on the west side of the state and Major Detectives transported him back to Spokane.
Court documents show at least two people saw Schauman kill McBride. McBride was the father of five children.