Man shot near Waitts Lake dies in the hospital, suspect in custody

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Credit: Grant County Sheriff's Office

STEVENS CO., Wash. — A 44-year-old  man has been taken into custody for a fatal shooting near Waitts Lake.

The Steven’s County Sheriff’s Office said Ryan Gilliard is responsible for a 37-year-old year old man’s death on Monday night.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 9:30 p.m. and was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Gilliard faces charges of second-degree murder and is being held in the Stevens County Jail.