Domestic Violence Suspect in Custody after Shooting at Victim

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:19 a.m.

Spokane Police Patrol officers have arrested a domestic violence assault suspect after he fired shots at the victim, led police on a brief vehicle pursuit, then fled on foot. Montreal L Morgan (20) was located in the area of Hogan and Desmet and was taken into custody without further incident. He was booked into Spokane County Jailed for 1st Degree Assault-Domestic Violence, Felony Violation of a Domestic Violence Order of Protection, Attempt to Elude Police, and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Just before 2:30am this morning, October 7, 2016, Spokane Police Patrol Officers responded to the area of Bridgeport and Division on a report from a female that her ex-boyfriend, Morgan, had just shot at her. Morgan also intentionally rammed the victim’s vehicle with his vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to stop Morgan, but he fled from the scene in his vehicle. After a brief vehicle pursuit, Morgan fled on foot. Officers found Morgan near Hogan/Desmet just after 5:00am and took him into custody without any further incident. A firearm was located in the vehicle he’d been driving.

The victim was not injured during this incident. There was a Domestic Violence Order of Protection in place prohibiting Morgan from having any contact with the victim which also prohibited him from possessing a firearm. He will appear in court at 1:30 today.

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Spokane Police Department takes Domestic Violence very seriously and strives to hold DV offenders accountable. We also work very closely with our partners at the YWCA and the Spokane County and Municipal Prosecutor’s Office to ensure victims receive the support necessary to maneuver through the court process and receive the services they need to escape these often dangerous situations. If you or someone you know is being affected by Domestic Violence, there is help. Please visit YWCA Spokane to learn more about the programs available in our community.

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