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Suspect arrested in fatal Spokane Valley shooting

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives identified 29-year-old Shayne R. Galloway as the suspect in the shooting that occurred near the 9300 block of East Montgomery.

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — More than two months after the incident occurred, Spokane Valley police arrested a suspect in connection to an early February shooting that left one dead.

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives identified 29-year-old Shayne R. Galloway as the suspect in the shooting that occurred near the 9300 block of East Montgomery on Feb. 6.

Galloway made his first court appearance Monday on charges of first-degree murder, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. During the appearance, his bond was set at $1,025,000.

Spokane Valley Police Department (SVPD) officers responded to reports of yelling or arguing followed by gunshots on the night of Feb. 6. Police said callers also reported seeing a possible suspect run from the area.

When police arrived, they found a man, later identified as Joseph Quinn, and began administering life-saving aid as medical personnel arrived. Quinn was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, according to SVPD. 

According to witnesses cited in court documents, Quinn was suspected of assaulting his ex-girlfriend with a wrench and stealing her SUV. 

Newport, Washington Police Chief Mark Duxbury contacted Spokane County detectives after an anonymous source provided information on Quinn's murder. According to court documents, the source told Duxbury that Quinn's ex-girlfriend's father and Galloway had driven to a Spokane Valley apartment complex to confront Quinn. The source said they didn't believe the woman's father knew that Galloway was going to kill Quinn, documents say. 

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 22, detectives learned that Galloway was staying at a motel on South Garfield Road. Due to the serious nature of the charge, SWAT Team members were called to assist in the arrest.

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