Deaconess shooting victim donations not authorized by family

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 31 at 6:48 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.— The family of the woman who was shot and killed at Deaconess Hospital issued a warning for the public on Thursday.

Sheena Henderson’s family believes someone else is trying to profit from the tragedy. They said someone is collecting money in their daughter’s name, but the cash is not making it to them. A family friend told Henderson's dad about the scam. The friend said a woman claiming to be Henderson's sister is asking for money, but Henderson never had a sister.

Henderson’s family asked people to only donate to an account set up at Wells Fargo to help Henderson’s children.

The warning comes on the same day her family is holding a vigil for the shooting victim. A vigil will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Park.

Henderson was shot and killed by her husband, 37-year-old Christopher Henderson, at Deaconess Hospital. The 30-year-old mother of two worked at Deaconess in the Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center.
 


Christopher Henderson was given back his gun the day before the deadly July hooting.  In May, officers with the Spokane Police Department took a gun from Christopher Henderson following a call from his wife. Sheena Henderson said her husband was suicidal and threatening suicide by cop, according to authorities.

Sheena Henderson’s dad said the system failed them. He said he wished his daughter had been notified that Christopher Henderson picked up his gun. Sheena Henderson’s dad and uncle wanted to work on some kind of legislation that requires officials to notify family members when formally confiscated weapons are released back to their owners. They said they did not want any other family to endure their pain.

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