Spokane Police Arrest N. Market Street Shooting Suspect

Shooting occurred Sunday at a bar/restaurant on N. Market

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:17 p.m.

Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting incident that occurred last night on N. Market St. The suspect, identified as Cameron J. Peterson (47) was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Assault.

Last night, April 12, 2915, at approximately 8:40 pm, Spokane Police responded to a report of a shooting at a bar/restaurant in the 3900 block of N. Market. When officers arrived they located an adult male victim with several non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his arms. They also located the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Cameron J. Peterson, at the location. He had also sustained a gunshot wound, which is believed to have been self-inflicted. Both the victim and the suspect were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In the course of their investigation, and based on witness accounts, officers determined the shooting suspect and the victim had been inside the establishment, got into a conflict and the suspect hit an associate of the victim over the head with a bottle. The suspect then fled the location and the victim followed him. The two engaged in a physical confrontation near a restaurant just north of the bar/restaurant and the suspect pulled out a gun and fired several shots, striking the victim and himself.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim and suspect, however a gun was not immediately located. With the assistance of the Spokane Fire Department, the gun was located on the roof of a nearby restaurant where it was believed to have been thrown prior to police arrival.

The suspect, Cameron J. Peterson was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Assault.

Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Peterson will appear in court today at 1:30 pm.

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