Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:33 p.m.
A shooting on Spokane’s north side Friday night shut down a major intersection and leaves one male in the hospital with serious injuries.
On August 9, 2019 just before midnight, Spokane Police Officers responded to Monroe and Maxwell for a shooting. The shooting victim was laying in the middle of the intersection, suffering from a gunshot wound in his torso. Officers provided medical aid to the male until Medics arrived and took over treatment.
A Trooper from WSP had been driving through the area during the time of the incident and while he was on scene he contacted the shooter just to the east of the intersection. The male who fired the shot had remained at the scene and was cooperative throughout.
After conducting an investigation Officers learned that the shooting victim was involved in some kind of domestic situation at a nearby apartment complex. As he was leaving the area on foot, he had another confrontation with the shooter. During that physical confrontation, the male was shot one time and fled a short distance before collapsing in the intersection.
The male was transported to the hospital in serious condition. At this time the shooter was not arrested and was released at the scene. The investigation will continue into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Witnesses or video may change some of the information that was provided in this release. Charges may come forth in the future at the conclusion of the investigation.
We are asking that if anybody witnessed the incident or what lead up to it to please call crime check at 456.2233, reference case 2019-20149960.
Officer John O'Brien