SPD Arrests Suspect Who Shot at Passing Automobile

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO


Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:58 p.m.


On June 26th, 2017 around 1:00 PM, Spokane Police Officers responded to multiple calls of a man firing a handgun at a passing vehicle in the area of Nevada St. and Empire Ave. Within three minutes of being dispatched, Officers took David Medina (21) into custody. An article search by a K9 and patrol officers located a discarded firearm in the area.

The Spokane Police Department would like to thank the citizens who called to report the incident. The outstanding witness descriptions of the suspect and the firearm used in the incident led to the quick capture and recovery of evidence.

No victims were on scene and none have called into report being shot at. Officers canvassed the area to confirm no residents in the area were hit by stray bullets.

This does not appear to be a random incident and there does not appear to be any further threat to the community.

The firearm recovered in this incident had been reported stolen from a burglary in 2013. Medina is a convicted felon and was booked into Spokane County Jail for possession of a stolen firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

If you were a witness or victim to this incident we encourage you to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 and reference incident number 2017-20122132.



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