Early Morning Browne's Addition Shooting

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO


Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:56 p.m.


An early morning Browne’s Addition shooting results in one man deceased and another in the hospital. Spokane Police Officers, with the services of a K9 Unit, located a suspect and took him into custody in West Central.

On December 14, 2020, a little after midnight, Spokane Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 2400 W. Pacific Avenue. A caller had reported hearing gunshots and seeing a man lying face down on the snow covered street. A white 4 door sedan was witnessed leaving the scene. While en-route, a second report of a shooting was received in the area of Spruce Street and Clarke Avenue.

Officers converged on the areas and located a deceased male on W. Pacific Avenue. Officers located a white sedan, with what appeared to be blood inside, at 2nd Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. The white vehicle was seized pending a search warrant to process it for evidence.

Officers made contact with the second shooting victim on Spruce Street. He was transported to an area hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

Some officers maintained scene security while waiting for Major Crimes detectives to arrive and take over the investigation. Another group of patrol officers, along with Officer Buchmann and his K9 partner Trace, began a track from the scene on Pacific Avenue.

K9 Trace tracked throughout Browne’s Addition and then across the Maple Street bridge leading to a garage in the area of 1700 W. College Avenue.

On duty SWAT officers brought the Bearcat to the garage. This piece of armor was positioned to protect the community and officers from a gunman who was possibly still armed after fleeing a homicide. After giving announcements over the loud speaker, a man came out of hiding near the garage and surrendered peacefully. A firearm was recovered near where he was hiding.

The male was identified as Frankie L. Kimble (34). He was taken to the detective’s office then booked into the Spokane County Jail for Murder 1st degree.

This is an ongoing investigation but it appears at this time both shooting scenes are related.



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