Spokane man accused of killing estranged wife’s boyfriend to appear in court today
SPOKANE, Wash. — A man charged with first degree murder and attempted murder for shooting his estranged wife in the head and killing her boyfriend is set to appear in Spokane County District Court Monday.
Probable cause documents say on Nov. 20, just before 10 p.m., Donavan Gibson broke into a home on North Stone where his estranged wife Sasha and her boyfriend Devan Bouge had been living. Police say Gibson shot Bouge twice and killed him, then shot Sasha in the head twice.
Court documents say police arrived on scene just three minutes after Sasha called 911. Police say she was able to tell them about the shooting, even with gunshot wounds to the head. Sasha told police she and Gibson were going through a divorce. She said they got into an argument on Facebook Messenger earlier that evening and Gibson ended the conversation by saying he was going to kill himself.
Sasha told police Gibson broke into the house and was armed with a pistol. She said he tried to force his way into the bedroom she was hiding in and the last thing she remembered was hearing two gunshots. She said she woke up to police being inside the house. Documents say she was then hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Police say Gibson’s cousin, Kory Suba, got a message from Gibson about an hour after the shooting, saying he killed his wife and her new boyfriend. Gibson told Suba he was going to kill himself and that he wasn’t going to go to prison. Police also say Gibson called his mom and confessed to shooting Sasha and her boyfriend.
Police say Gibson turned himself in to a detective over the phone Nov. 21, then turned over his 9mm pistol without incident. Court documents say Gibson has no prior felony convictions. He is set to appear in Spokane County District Court at 2 p.m. Monday to face charges of first degree murder and attempted murder.
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