MCU Investigates Shooting in Browne's Addition

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 8:41 a.m.

Major Crimes Investigators have made an arrest in the shooting that sent one victim to an area hospital early this morning. James A. Tibbets (32) will be booked into Spokane County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Assault.

Following up on investigative leads, Major Crimes Investigators have made an arrest in one of the shootings that occurred early this morning. James Tibbets will be booked into Spokane County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Assault. Investigators believe Tibbets and the victim are known to each other and this was not a random occurrence.

Major Crimes is currently serving a search warrant on an apartment in the 1700 block of west 2nd Ave. The victim is currently listed in critical condition. Anyone with information on this incident who has not talked to investigators is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Original press release:

SPD investigating multiple shooting incidents early Tuesday morning:

On 01-24-17 at about 12:15AM, SPD responded to a shooting call in the 1700 block of W 2nd Ave. Multiple callers reported a commotion and at least one gunshot at that location. A victim was then located at an area hospital with a gunshot wound.

At this time an involved person is being interviewed by detectives, and there is believed to be no further threat to the community. Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives are handling the investigation. The victim suffered a serious injury, and is continuing to be treated at an area hospital.

At about 1:15AM, while Officers were still investigating the W 2nd Shooting, Officers responded to another shooting incident in the 400 block of S Fiske. Evidence that shots had been fired were located, however no victim was immediately identified.

The two incidents do not appear to be related. The second incident also does not appear to be random. Multiple people at second shooting incident were arrested for unrelated warrants.

Officer N. Briggs #1177 Spokane Police

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