Fatal Shooting Investigation

Fatal Shooting Investigation
Posted on 09/25/2021
Commander Jake Opgenorth, Acting Chief
Saturday, September 25, 2021

The victims of the shooting have been identified:
-Liban A. Barre (06/27/1998), from Kent, WA, deceased.
-Brandon C. Gray (05/06/1999), a WSU Student in serious but stable condition.

Pullman Police detectives continue to investigate.

At 7:18 am, Pullman resident George Melvin Harris III (6/27/98) was arrested for Assault 2 for his involvement in the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.
Pullman Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning in the College Hill area of Pullman that resulted in two individuals being shot—one fatally and the other with life threatening injuries.

Police were called around 12:30 am to the 1200 block of NE Myrtle St for a report of a loud party with possibly 200 people in attendance. As officers were approaching the scene, they reported hearing multiple gunshots. Near the area of Williams Drive and Lybecker Road, they found two males who had multiple gunshot wounds. Officers began immediate life saving measures on both individuals before Pullman fire transported both to Pullman Regional Hospital. One died at the hospital and the other was transported by Lifeflight to a Spokane hospital. At least one of those involved has been confirmed as a WSU student. The names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

Detectives report that this is an active investigation and members of the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory are expected to be on the scene this morning. Police say it appears that the case is isolated to the individuals involved and do not believe there is active shooter. Police are requesting help from anyone who may have knowledge about the shooting to call Pullman PD at (509) 334-0802.