Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:13 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department is investigating the robbery of a guest at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Newport Hwy.
Today, April 8, 2021, just before 6 a.m., officers from the Spokane Police Department (SPD) responded to a hotel in the area of 9600 N. Newport Hwy. Multiple callers reported hearing several males and females arguing and possibly fighting. Callers stated a gun might be involved. Shortly thereafter, callers reported hearing what they thought was a gunshot. Information was received that the participants had fled the hotel, and some were getting into a vehicle in the parking lot.
An SPD officer saw a group get into a black SUV and drive out of the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle a short distance away and was getting little cooperation from the occupants. Eventually, officers removed and detained everyone from the vehicle. A female occupant was arrested on an outstanding warrant. No occupants from the vehicle were arrested regarding the robbery at this time.
Officers at the hotel located a shell casing inside but did not find anyone that had been struck by a gunshot. Officers interviewed the victim and confirmed a robbery had occurred. No arrests have been made yet.
This investigation is ongoing.
If you have information regarding this incident, and have not already spoken to law enforcement, we encourage you to call Crime Check and reference incident #2021-20054633.