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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Pullman shooter claims self-defense

One dead, WSU football player severely injured


October 7, 2021

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COLFAX - George M. Harris III told Pullman police he was attacked before pulling a pistol and shooting a man and a Cougar football player.

Liban A. Barre, 23, of Kent, died from multiple gunshot wounds, and Washington State University (WSU) football player Brandon C. Gray, 22, of Detroit, was severely wounded and flown to Spokane on Sept. 25.

Harris, 23, of Pullman, was arrested and booked for assault in the second degree but has not been charged in Whitman County Superior Court.

"Charges are pending upon further investigation," stated a Whitman County Prosecutor's Office representative.


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