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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

One dead in Ritzville shooting

Police on scene this morning investigating incident


Last updated 5/14/2020 at 11:48am

Katie Teachout

This home at the corner of 7th Ave and Washington Street in Ritzville was the scene of a homicide early Thursday morning, May 14.

RITZVILLE -- One person is dead in an early morning shooting here at a home at 109 West 7th Avenue, on the corner of 7th and Washington Street.

Police Chief Dave McCormick said the shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m.

According to Adams County records, the home is owned by Walter Glen Ivy, Jr.

Dispatchers received a call at 5:39 a.m. from a neighbor who heard gunshots, he said. Officers arriving on scene found one person deceased.

A Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Lab is currently on the scene.

Roadblocks are in place to secure the crime scene. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Ethan Wynecoop...

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