Three Arrested in Weekend Homicide


Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives have arrested three people believed to be involved in the homicide that occurred Sunday night in North Central Spokane. Isaiah B. Hamblin (25), Jacob A. Smith (19), and Kaitlyn I. Brocher (18) have been arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Murder.

Following up on investigative leads, including surveillance footage from the area of the shooting, detectives were able to develop information leading them to the three suspects late yesterday, March 22, 2016. That information indicated the victim (who will be identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office) was tricked into thinking he was meeting an acquaintance of his. It appears the three intended to rob the victim and in the process, he was shot.

Original release:

The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide in the 1300 block of north Howard. Officers responded to the location after receiving a call of a shooting. A male found there was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Last night, March 20, 2016, shortly after 10:30pm, the Spokane Police Department responded to the area of 1300 N Howard St. on reports of a shooting. One male victim, approximately 30 years old, was located with severe injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A vehicle believed to be involved was also located a short distance away.

The scene is being processed and involved persons are being interviewed. We ask that citizens use Washington or Division as alternate routes as Major Crimes Detectives investigate.

Anyone with information on this incident to call crime check at 509-456-2233.

Ofc. Teresa Fuller| Public Information Officer| Spokane Police Department

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