Two in custody for shooting; police searching for another
People still asked to remain indoors
Last updated 10/21/2022 at 4:08pm
Two suspects are in custody and a third is still being sought in last night's shooting and chase, which police have revealed killed two and injured a police officer.
Colville Tribal Emergency Services said in a Facebook post at 2:52 p.m. Friday that police are still searching for Curry Pinkham. Anyone with information on where he is asked to call tribal police at 509-634-2472.
Residents in the Nespelem and Keller areas are still asked to remain indoors.
An earlier update today had named Pinkham and Zachary Holt as suspects, along with one unidentified male. An 11:15 a.m. update stated two were in custody. They have not named the unidentified male.
A photo of a third person being arrested in Nespelem was taken by a local resident and posted to Facebook this morning. We do not have confirmation that that arrest was related.
Tribal officers yesterday responded to a shooting in the Keller District yesterday and confirmed two people were dead.
Searching for a vehicle reported to have been seen leaving that scene, an officer came upon the vehicle, whose occupants fired at him, striking him in the arm, police said. The officer was "transported for medical care and is doing well," the release said.
Police last night were searching the Nespelem area for the suspects in the early morning hours. Police agencies from far and near responded to help.
"Last night and into the early morning hours we received overwhelming support from the following agencies: Grant County, Okanogan County, Spokane Tribe, Moses Lake Police
Department, Ephrata Police Department, Soap Lake Police
Department, Border Patrol, FBI, Salish Safe Trails Task Force,
and the Washington State Patrol," this morning's update noted. "The search continues today with the help of the agencies mentioned.
"Public safety is our highest priority as we try to apprehend these suspects. We encourage the community to remain in their homes until we have this situation resolved."
Updates will be posted on the Tribal Emergency Management Facebook page.