Suspect arrested in Spokane Valley homicide



SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — Spokane Valley police say a man was fatally shot in an argument over cigarettes.

Detectives arrested 38-year-old Shane Smith on Tuesday at his Spokane Valley home where they found two guns and some personal belongings of 44-year-old Warren Finn.

Smith told detectives they had been out scrapping for metal Sunday and had an argument over cigarettes that led him to shoot Finn twice in the back of the head. He died three days later.

Smith is jail for investigation of second-degree murder.

The Spokesman-Review reports Flinn was a transient with a burglary record. Smith has a criminal history that includes drunken driving, malicious mischief and burglary.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review,