Spokane Police Arrest Two After Attempting to Shoot Officer With Taser

Suspects fled traffic stop, hit vehicle in Browne's Addition

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 4:42 p.m.

Spokane Police have arrested two suspects after they fled a traffic stop, hit a vehicle in Browne’s Addition, and one broke into a residence and attempted to shoot a responding officer with his taser.¬†Both have been taken into custody and identities as well as charges will be forthcoming.

At approximately 12:30 pm, Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) Cpl. McCollough attempted to stop a vehicle, occupied by two males, near Browne’s Addition. The vehicle did not stop and fled the area to 1800 W. 1st where it collided with another uninvolved vehicle. There were no injuries to the victim driver.

The individuals in the suspect vehicle got out and fled on foot. One of the suspects forced his way into a residence in the 2300 block of West 1st.

SPD Ofc. Cole observed this, was concerned for citizen safety and confronted the suspect. The suspect took Ofc. Cole’s taser off his belt and attempted to use it on Ofc. Cole however the attempt was unsuccessful.¬†Shortly thereafter other officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody.

The area was searched by a SPD K-9 and firearms as well as methamphetamine were located.

Officers on scene developed additional information that the second suspect, who fled at the time of the vehicle collision, was at a residence in the 1700 block of W. 27th. He was located by SPD officers and arrested without incident.

Both suspects are in custody and their identities as well as charges will be forthcoming.

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