Suspect in fatal N. Spokane shooting was a friend of the victim

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 11:47 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The family of the man shot in North Spokane last Wednesday said the alleged killer was a dear friend of the victim. Officials said the suspect had stayed at the victim's home before, but was not staying there at the time of the shooting.

Fabian McBride was fatally shot in a drive-by a few feet from the door to his home. The suspect, Issiah Shauman, 19, is still on the run and considered armed and dangerous.

Shauman reportedly had an underage girlfriend at the time of the shooting. She was reported as a runaway a few months ago, according to family. Officials said she was tracked down but has provided no help in the investigation.

Officials said that the shooting was over stolen property and was not gang related. It is believed by authorities that McBride was confronting Shauman about stolen property when he was shot multiple times.

Detectives have searched Shauman’s car and found no evidence. Authorities said the case is especially difficult because Shauman was couch-surfing at the time of the shooting and didn’t have a permanent home.

McBride’s family said they had hoped the killer would have been arrested already. They said they are discouraged and fear his killer may not be caught.

“It’s not right right now,” said McBride’s brother, who asked to remain anonymous. “We’re trying to gather info right now. We’re all hurt right now. We’re all hurt. We don’t know what’s going on.”

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