Video: Lone Survivor of Moscow Shooting Improving

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John Lee, 29, is accused of a triple-shooting incident on Jan. 10, which left three people dead and a fourth seriously injured.
  • John Lee, 29, is accused of a triple-shooting incident on Jan. 10, which left three people dead and a fourth seriously injured.
Officials say the lone survivor of a triple shooting incident in Moscow that left three people dead is improving in a Spokane hospital, but remains in serious condition. Michael Chin, 39, of Seattle was shot Jan. 10 when a gunman opened fire at the offices of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, killing 76-year-old David Trail. 

Minutes later, 47-year-old Belinda Niebuhr of Moscow was murdered when she was shot at a Moscow Arby's restaurant. And 61-year-old Terri Grzebielski also died of gunshot wounds at a third location, the victim of the same alleged gunman.

Memorial services for Grzebielski, Niebuhr and Trail are planned for this coming Saturday, Jan. 17, in Moscow.

Meanwhile, the suspect, 29-year-old John Lee of Moscow, is scheduled to appear in a Whitman County (Wash.) courtroom on Friday, Jan. 16. He faces a felony charge of eluding police, in addition to an extradition hearing where he would be sent back to Idaho to face murder and attempted murder charges.

KREM-TV reports that court documents reveal Lee went to "great lengths" to carry out the murders, and that Niebuhr attempted to escape the shooting by trying to jump out of a drive-thu window at Arby's, but she was shot several times. Court documents also reveal that a witness was able to take multiple photos of Lee's car as police say he fled the scene. That helped law enforcement trail Lee's vehicle to Washington, where he was arrested.




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