Spokane Valley homicide suspect arrested in Seattle

Police activity in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Officials arrested a man in Seattle Tuesday night after he was identified as as suspect in a Spokane Valley homicide.

Spokane Valley Major Crimes and the Spokane Valley Police Department responded to a call at a home in the Spokane Valley near East Heroy Avenue and North McDonald Road Tuesday morning.

According to officials, a deceased adult male was found in the home. The report came in just before 7:00 a.m. . 

Through their investigation, detectives identified Duy Bui-Nguyen as a suspect in a violent, fatal altercation. Investigators said they entered the license plate of a 2004 Ford F150 Bui-Nguyen was believed to be driving into a national law enforcement database as stolen. They learned he had been contacted by a Seattle Police officer early Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. but was release since the crime in Spokane Valley was not discovered until almost 2 hours later.

Seattle Police arrested Bui-Nguyen in Seattle Tuesday night. His truck was also located and held for evidence, according to a release from SCSO.

The Spokane Medical Examiners Office will release the victim's name, along with the cause and manner of death, at a later date.

This story has been updated.



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