Officer Joshua Laiva #1231
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 8:04 p.m.
Update: SPD Officers Arrest Fatality Hit and Run Suspect
On November 12th, 2017 just before midnight, Officer Jerry Anderson spotted a truck near Buckeye Avenue and Lee Street similar to the description of the hit and run suspect vehicle. Officer Anderson stopped the truck that had damage consistent with the fatality collision.
Officer Shrier, MCU Crash Investigator, responded to the location and confirmed the truck was missing automobile parts consistent with parts recovered from the collision scene.
Detective Geren and Officer Shrier interviewed 36 year old Bobby F. Bowerman and developed probable cause to arrest him for Hit and Run-Attended (death) which is a Class B Felony.
The truck was impounded while a search warrant was sought.
Bowerman was booked into the Spokane County Jail.
On 11/11/17 just after 8:30PM, Spokane Police and the Spokane Fire Department responded to the area of E. Holland Ave. / N. Colton St., for the report of a vehicle vs pedestrian crash. Witnesses advised the female victim had been struck by a pickup truck as she crossed the street. The truck involved in the crash fled the scene. The witnesses described the truck as being a larger green, dark, or metallic blue colored extended cab truck possibly a Nissan. The Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Police Department responded to the scene, however the victim died as a result of her injuries from the crash. The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Crash Investigators responded to the scene for the investigation. The roadway remained closed for several hours during their investigation.
Spokane Police are requesting public assistance in locating the truck which fled the scene. The truck will likely have damage to the front fender. Anyone with information about the crash or suspect vehicle is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
The identity of the victim and the cause of death will be released by the Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office.
Officer John O'Brien