Man cleared in Sunday homicide, new suspect arrested

Spokane Police Department photo

Louis L. Hanson

January 2, 2013 4:47 p.m. - Updated: 10:11 p.m.

Police have cleared Salvador Rivera-Romero as a suspect in the homicide Sunday of a man near North Central High School and arrested Louis L. Hanson as a suspect in the same crime.

Hanson was found in an apartment on the 1900 block of West Second Avenue this evening, according to police. Amanda Tudesque, 22, was also arrested there on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance.

Witnesses in the homicide lied to police, fingering Rivera-Romero as the suspect, police said in a news release.

Hanson, 29, has an extensive criminal history and local gang ties, the release said.

Police responded to a home at 1607 N. Wall just before 6 p.m. on Sunday and found Aaron Cummings dead inside of a gunshot wound.

“Witnesses deliberately lied to officers and detectives, intentionally misleading the investigation,” the release said. Further investigation by major crimes detectives led them to determine that Rivera-Romero was not involved.

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