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Assault in Omak Leaves One Dead and Another Wounded


Oct 15, 2019

Omak Police are investigating a homicide in the area of West Third Avenue early this morning.  Omak Police Chief Jeff Koplin said officers responded to a report of an assault at approximately 3:30am.

Koplin said officers found one male victim decease at the scene and another male victim with an apparent stab wound. That victim was transported to Mid Valley Hospial.

A suspect is in custody. 

Identities of the people involved are not being released at this time. 

Koplin said officers will be on the scene processing it for evidence throughout the day today and the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab is sending a team to help process the scene for evidence. 

He added that this is believed to be an isolated incident and Police do not believe there is any further threat to the public. 

More information will be released as it becomes available. 

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Colville Tribal Police are assisting in the investigation.


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