SPOKANE, Wash. -- The family of a man who was shot in the head almost a week ago in North Spokane is devastated by their loss and the fact the suspect in the case has not been brought to justice.
Major Crimes Detectives believe Josh Tillery shot Devon Mack in the head at a north Spokane house last week. The hunt for Tillery ended peacefully on Wednesday. However, he has not shown up to court because he said he was sick.
The mother of Mack’s three children, Autumn Turner, is devastated. She said she thought the arrest of Tillery would help the healing process, but seeing him refuse to show up in court is adding to her pain.
“If someone is man enough to take someone’s life they need to stand up and face the consequences that come with that. He devastated a lot of people. Devon has three young children that will never see their father again,” said Turner.
Tillery’s mom insists there’s no way he could have killed Mack. She claims he was trying to make enchiladas and called her a few hours before the murder to get the recipe.
Court documents said Tillery dropped a bag of groceries just seconds before witnesses said he fired at the victim.
Tillery was assigned a public defender Friday. He will help assess if Tillery is being disruptive or if he truly is too ill to appear in court.