Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Murder Suicide In Oakesdale

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent attempted murder suicide in Oakesdale.

Deputies were called to an Oakesdale home around 1:00 Saturday afternoon.  They found an elderly woman lying in the front entryway of her home suffering from a gunshot wound.  The woman was able to tell deputies that her husband shot her and then he shot and killed himself.  Deputies found the woman’s 82-year-old husband dead inside their home from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The woman was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane where she underwent emergency surgery.  The sheriff’s office reports that she is expected to recover.  Their names were not released.