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Murder suspect Joshua Tillery in custody

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have taken murder suspect Joshua Tillery into custody.

Tillery, wanted for the shooting death of Devon Mack, was taken into custody by police around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday near a residence at the intersection of Ruby and Baldwin.

Acting on a tip Wednesday morning he was hiding out inside a home off Ruby police surrounded the home, blocked traffic and asked him to come out.

Tillery arrest

Police say Tillery was cooperative, coming out of the house in just five minutes. If he hadn't they were prepared for a stand off if necessary.

"Any time you have a suspect wanted for murder there's a potential when you find him in a location like that he's not going to be in a big hurry to come out, but he came out peacefully within two or three minutes of the house being surrounded," Spokane Police Lieutenant Scott Mullenix said.

Two other people were taken into custody and may be charged with helping Tillery.

Last Friday Tillery got into an argument with Mack at a home in the 4500 block of North Lincoln. Tillery reportedly had a gun in his hand when he was fighting with Mack and at some point the gun went off. Mack was hit in the head.

Witnesses said Tillery told them he didn't mean for the gun to go off, but after the shooting he fled the house and had not been seen up until his arrest Wednesday.

A search warrant executed in the home where Tillery was found Wednesday. Detectives will be looking for evidence that may be connected to the murder.