A family feud between brothers that's been going on for more than a decade ended with a fatal shooting in Spokane Valley Tuesday when 22-year-old Ryan Ames shot and killed his half-brother David McCarthy.
McCarthy had worn out his welcome at his brother?s house after he allegedly assaulted his mother and father and brother several years ago. When McCarthy allegedly disregarded his little brother's orders not to come on the property, Ames blasted him with a shotgun.
It's not the first time neighbors had watched Ames and his big brother squabble in the front yard only this time there was a lot more than just shouting.
?Evidently two adult relatives were having some sort of confrontation in the front yard,? Spokane County Sheriff?s Deputy Craig Chamberlin said. ?The suspect took a shotgun out of his vehicle at this residence and shot the victim in the abdomen.?
Witnesses ran to the mortally injured man while Ames rearmed himself with a .44 caliber pistol.
"All I hear is 'Yeah you better effing lay there, don't move,?" Ashland Lafortune said.