SPOKANE, Wash.--Brandon Mellon, the suspect in a January 3 murder in Spokane, made his first appearance in court for murder on Tuesday.
Prosecutors said they do not want Mellon to have contact with his mom. They said she is charged with helping him after the murder.
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Mellon is accused of murdering a Spokane man. He allegedly shot and killed 48-year-old Arnold Allen Lommasson in his N. Astor Street apartment.
Police said Mellon drove to Pasco in a stolen car following the murder. A witness claimed Mellon fled Spokane to Pasco to get meth, not to run from police after the murder.
Police said Mellon accidently shot himself in the leg when officers confronted him in a motel parking lot. Mellon allegedly hit an artery and was transported to Portland, OR for medical treatment under supervision according to the Spokane Police Department. Mellon was extradited back to Spokane after he was released from the hospital.