Spokane divided over death in car theftMarch 28, 2013 @ 9:14 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The shooting death of a man who was driving away in a stolen vehicle is polarizing the Spokane community.
Brendon Kaluza-Graham was shot to death by Gail Gerlach as he drove away with Gerlach's vehicle on Monday.
The Spokesman-Review reports that a poster intended to memorialize the slain man has become a message board for a community divided about whether the shooting was justified.
One message on the poster reads: "Murder is not the answer."
But another says: "Don't commit crime! This is what happens!!"
The board is nailed to a utility pole next to the garage that police say the 25-year-old Kaluza-Graham slammed into after Gerlach shot him in the head. The dead man was not armed.
The 56-year-old Gerlach could face charges if the shooting is ruled unjustified.
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