Final suspect in the shooting on the Colville Reservation has been arrested

Normal activities can resume


Last updated 10/21/2022 at 7:40pm

The Colville Tribes announced Friday night that the final suspect in this week's shootings on the Colville Reservation is now in the custody of law enforcement. The arrest follows the apprehension of two other suspects earlier today.

Curry Pinkham was arrested in Elmer City by Colville Tribal Police, a post on the Colville Tribes Emergency Services Facebook announced at 6:08 p.m.

“Details of this tragic event are still being assembled as law enforcement investigates,” Jarred-Michael Erickson, chairman of the Colville Tribes, said in a statement issued shortly after 7 p.m Friday night. “We can say at this time that all three suspects in this weekend’s shootings, who had been at large since yesterday evening, are now all in police custody. It is safe for people to return to their normal activities. The Colville Tribes thanks the Colville Police Department for their response to this situation, and we also thank the many neighboring law enforcement agencies who came and assisted in this investigation.”

The Chairman continued, “I also want to thank our community, including our tribal members and our non-tribal residents. This has been a difficult time, as people have been worried and shocked by this violent incident. Also, we know that many residents were inconvenienced by the restrictions imposed by law enforcement to keep people safe while the armed suspects were at large. But despite the worry and disruption, our community banded together. Many people called in tips and helped law enforcement make these arrests. We grieve the loss of life and pray for the families of the victims.”


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