Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Office along with Idaho law-enforcement arrested 44-year-old Gilberto Delgado – the prime suspect in a double homicide in Spokane Valley – without incident Tuesday morning.
Spokane Valley Police were called to the 600 block of South Michigan at 8:43 a.m. Monday for a reported homicide, said Deputy Mark Gregory, police spokesman. When officers arrived, they found two deceased adults and a 7-year-old boy, who make the 9-1-1 call, at the residence.
Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives and Forensic Unit personnel were called to the scene to assist with the investigation, and the area was taped off for hours.
The boy told 9-1-1 operators that stated that mother and uncle had been killed. Both adults suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
On Tuesday, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office released the names of the victims: 45-year-old Daniel Kenison and 45-year-old Brenda Kolbet.
“The juvenile was not injured during this horrific incident,” Gregory said.
Later in the morning, it was announced that detectives were looking for Delgado and that he was possibly driving a newer black Dodge Dart with tinted windows and red striping.
He was believed to be armed and considered dangerous.
After a series of interviews, investigators determined that Delgado was headed to the Pocatello, Idaho, area. They spoke with the Marshal’s Office and Idaho law enforcement, which monitored potential travel routes.
A Dodge matching the description of the Delgado’s Dart was observed on Interstate 15 near Pocatello Tuesday morning. He got out of the car in a parking lot and he was arrested without incident, Gregory said.
Delgado reportedly has a lengthy criminal history and was released on parole in October 2015. It was not believed to be a random incident.
“We would like to thank all the citizens who have provided tips as well as all the law enforcement working out our detectives to locate this homicide suspect,” he said.