Spokane Valley shooting victim dies, suspect remains in custody

Car chase ends in East central
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SPOKANE, Wash. — The 33-year-old man shot in Spokane Valley on Sunday night has died from his injuries.

The Spokane Medical Examiner has not identified the victim at this time.

The suspect in the shooting, 34-year-old Brian L. Riley, remains in custody in the Spokane County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Brian Riley's mugshot

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On Monday, Riley went before a judge and was charged with first-degree attempted murder. Now that the victim has died, it is likely he will face new charges. In court that day, Riley fired his public defender.

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Riley also faces eluding and unlawful possession of a firearm charges. Deputies said he led them on a chase that started in Spokane Valley and ended near Pacific and Rebecca in Spokane after the shooting.

Riley is also accused of helping dispose of a body in a separate death investigation out of northeast Spokane. According to court documents, he helped 36-year-old Melissa Leeann Martin put a man’s body in a freezer after she reportedly shot him in the head. The victim in that case has also not yet been identified.

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