SunWest asks local WSU Cougar fans to sign banner for Tyler Hilinski's family

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - SunWest Sportswear on Wellsian Way in Richland is asking all Tri City Washington State University Cougar fans to sign a CougFam banner.

They plan to gift the banner to the late Tyler Hilinski's family.

Police in Pullman responded to an apartment complex around 4:30 p.m. for a welfare check after Hilinski did not show up for practice. 

They found the 21-year-old dead in the apartment from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities also recovered a rifle and a suicide note. The authorities did not reveal the contents of the note.

SunWest Sportswear is located at 292 Wellsian Way in Richland. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The store says they will stay open one additional hour Friday, January 19th until 6:30 p.m.

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