Suspect may have been shot after confrontation
Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.
Spokane Police are investigating an early morning vehicle prowling incident where a neighbor confronted a suspect and the suspect may have been shot. The neighbor was not injured. Investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Today, February 4, 2015, at approximately 5:15 am, Spokane Police received a report of a shooting near the intersection of E. 43rd Ave. and S. Arthur St. The report indicated a vehicle prowling suspect may have shot himself in an altercation with a resident of the neighborhood where he was allegedly prowling.
Officers arrived on-scene and determined there had been a confrontation between a resident of the neighborhood (a neighbor of the owner of the prowled vehicle) and a vehicle prowling suspect. The neighbor indicated a man had broken into his neighbor’s vehicle and he had confronted the suspect and attempted to detain the suspect. A firearm was discharged during the altercation. The neighbor was not injured in the incident, however the suspect may have shot himself.
The suspect fled on foot with a female associate. Officers set up a perimeter, initiated a K-9 track and searched the area for the suspect and his female companion. Neither the suspect nor the female have been located at this time.
The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid-20s, approximately 5’ 5” – 5’ 7” with a thin build, a beard and wearing a hoodie. No description of the suspect’s female associate is available at this time, other than information that she was wearing a backpack.
Officers have located the firearm that is believed to have been involved in the incident. Investigation and a search for the two suspects is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect and female is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.
Officer John O'Brien