Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 509.481.8656
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Spokane Police officers and the Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest two males after a call of shots fired, a collision and a foot pursuit in downtown Spokane. Four firearms were thrown from the suspect vehicle during the incident and have been recovered. 29-year-old Jesus Valencia and 25-year-old Lloyd Brice are in custody on charges of Drive By Shooting. Brice was also booked on charges of Felony Hit and Run. No suspects are believed to be outstanding and no serious injuries occurred as a result of this incident.
On 01-14-14, around 11:20 a.m., Spokane Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 1800 W. Gardner. There was no victim reported in this incident, but rather that shots had been fired in the area. Spokane Police and Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) members were patrolling in the vicinity and observed the suspect vehicle leaving the area. PACT Sgt. Vigesaa followed the vehicle to downtown Spokane. The vehicle ran a red light and witnesses observed the occupants of the vehicle throwing several items out of the car, which were later discovered to be firearms. The suspect vehicle crashed into two other vehicles at Main/Browne and the occupants fled on foot. One citizen reported minor injuries from the collision with the suspect vehicle. No serious injuries were reported.
Sgt. Vigesaa, with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol, took one of the suspects into custody near the scene of the collision. The second suspect was located in the area of Chili's restaurant on Spokane Falls Blvd. and was taken into custody. Officers recovered four firearms in the area of Wall/Main where they are believed to have been thrown from the suspect vehicle.
Two subjects were arrested in the incident, 29-year-old Jesus Valencia and 25-year-old Lloyd Brice. Brice was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Drive By Shooting and Felony Hit and Run. Valencia was booked into jail for Drive By Shooting. More charges related to this incident are anticipated and the investigation is ongoing. Both individuals are from Stockton, California and do not have a local criminal history in Spokane.
Spokane Police would like to thank the numerous citizens who witnessed the incident and came forward with information that led to the arrest of these individuals.
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