Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:37 p.m.
A male is in custody after firing multiple rifle rounds from his truck at victims in High Bridge Park. Doyle Miracle (54) is facing multiple felonies after an officer spotted vehicles matching the description of the suspect’s vehicles at a home in the 2900 block of west 6th. Multiple resources were called to the home to ensure the safety of neighbors, first responders and the suspect. Miracle was taken into custody without incident.
This afternoon, July 26, 2019, just before 1 p.m., a resident in the 2000 block of west 7th called in advising a male had pulled into his driveway in a truck, yelled obscenities at the resident, then waved a rifle around before driving away.
A few minutes later, multiple reports started coming in of shots fired at High Bridge Park. Responding officers talked to multiple witnesses and victims who reported seeing the same adult male suspect, but in two different pickup trucks, within minutes of each other. The first time, the male was in a truck similar to the one the first caller had seen. The suspect yelled at the victims who were at the south end of the park, pointed a rifle at them, then sped off. Then, just 5-10 minutes later, the same suspect pulled up in a different truck, yelled at the victims again, and fired at least one round. The suspect then chased the victims in vehicles to a second location at the north end of the park, firing additional rounds. One of those rounds struck a victim’s vehicle, damaging the rear driver’s side door and breaking a window, but fortunately no injuries were reported.
Witnesses were able to provide a license plate and description of the second truck and officers were able to obtain video footage of the first truck. Based on the information provided by witnesses, Ofc. Ryan Murphy surmised the suspect had to be close to the park due to his ability to change vehicles so quickly and started checking neighborhoods in the surrounding area. Less than two hours after the first officers arrived on scene at High Bridge Park, Ofc. Murphy found both trucks parked at a residence in the 2900 block of west 6th Ave.
Multiple resources, including SWAT, Hostage Negotiators, K9 officers, Spokane Fire Department, and the Major Crimes Unit were called in to ensure the safety of everyone involved. A number of roads in the area were closed for just over an hour. Miracle came out of the house and was taken into custody without incident.
The Spokane Police Department would like to thank the witnesses who were able to provide crucial information leading to the quick apprehension of the personal responsible for such dangerous behavior in our City Parks. We’d also like to thank the neighbors in the area for their patience as we worked to keep everyone safe, even neighbors who had to wait for some time to get back into their homes after work today.
Miracle was booked into Spokane County Jail for one count of 1st Degree Assault and 2 counts of Drive-By Shooting. He’ll be in court at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.
Officer John O'Brien