"He must have had some connection with somebody," said Dick Cottam, a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.
After taking Courtney into custody, investigators searched his
house and the home of an acquaintance.Cottam
said officers found the alleged revolver used in the shooting.
Courtney has prior convictions for burglary, theft, child molestation and harassment, Cottam
Investigators interviewed a number of people who had information and finally developed Courtney as the suspect early Friday.
Six vehicles with plainclothes police officers followed him around Spokane for several hours hoping to follow him to the place where he
left the gun before making the arrest.