Man taken into custody after claiming to have shot & killed his wife

PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Id. — At about 5:30 in the evening on Sunday, the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office got a report of a gunshot in the 6000 block of Coyote Trail in Newport, Washington.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, an adult man called 911 to report he had shot his wife.

County Deputies and a Newport City Officer responded, and the male was taken into custody.

The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office reported an adult female was found dead at the location, from a gunshot wound.

The Washington State Patrol Crime lab responded for scene processing.



The investigation is still ongoing. As we learn more, we’ll update this story.