In brief: Hayden couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

January 4, 2013

An apparent murder-suicide in Hayden left two dead Thursday.

Kootenai County sheriff’s detectives believe Daryl R. Clark, 43, shot his wife, Tina M. Clark, 48, before turning the gun on himself. Both were Hayden residents.

It was unclear Thursday what precipitated the shooting.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 900 block of Sheridan Avenue for a reported shooting about 11 a.m., said Lt. Stu Miller.

Daryl Clark had called 911 to report he had shot his wife and was going to shoot himself, Miller said. As deputies approached the residence, they heard a single gunshot from inside the home.

Upon entering, they found Tina Clark dead from an apparent gunshot wound, he said. They then found Daryl Clark in another room, also dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Autopsies will be conducted today.

Chelsea Bannach

Police seek two men in New Year’s shooting

Two men are wanted for questioning in connection with a New Year’s Day shooting.

Spokane police say Kurt Garber and Mychal Wahl, both 23, were at the party in north Spokane where a woman was shot. Detectives investigating the attack say they want to talk with the two men and are asking anyone who might know where they are to contact police.

The 18-year-old woman was inside the house at 4207 N. Jefferson St. when a barrage of gunfire hit from outside, tearing through the walls and door. At least one of the bullets hit her in the upper torso, police said. Neighbors reported hearing as many as 12 shots fired about 3 a.m. Police said it’s unclear if the gunman was standing outside or if the shots were fired from a passing vehicle.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, remains in a local hospital in stable condition.

Chelsea Bannach

NAACP gala to welcome new officers, president

Tickets are available for an inaugural gala Saturday organized by Spokane’s NAACP chapter to mark a new roster of officers, including the organization’s first new president in nine years.

James Wilburn Jr., replacing V. Anne Smith, said he’ll make education a priority as chapter president. Shelley Redinger, superintendent for Spokane Public Schools, will be among the speakers at the event.

The gala will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hixson Union Building at Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Tickets cost $15. Dinner will be served.

For tickets and more information, email Wilburn at jawwilburn@yahoo.com.

Adrian Rogers


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