24 hours after a man was found dead from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a N. Spokane hotel, Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested a suspect in the case. 30-year-old Joshua R. Smith was arrested and booking into the Spokane County Jail.
Detectives believe the victim was shot by Smith after the two engaged in an altercation related to drugs, specifically marijuana.
Detectives believe the victim and the suspect were known to one another and the shooting was not a random incident.
Patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 3000 block of North Division just after 12:30 a.m Sunday morning. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased male in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Hotel