Lt. Terry Preuninger
Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:32 a.m.
Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in a Saturday morning fatal shooting in downtown Spokane.
Diandre R Johnson (24) was arrested without incident just after 8pm last night – Monday Oct. 18, 2021 as he exited a store.
Johnson was armed with a firearm at the time of the arrest. He was out on bail for a 1st degree assault from April of 2020.
Johnson was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a 2nd degree murder charge in the shooting of Stevie Cavitt.
SPD Major Crimes Unit thanks those who came forward and provided information on the shooting.
Original Release 10/16/21:
SPD responds to three different Shootings Friday evening and into Saturday morning. One a drive by, one with three males randomly firing handguns in the air and one resulting in a fatality.
At approx. 9:09 PM SPD officers responded to the report of 4 gunshots being heard near the intersection of N. Fiske and E. Ermina. When officers arrived, they located multiple 9mm shell casings in the middle of the intersection. Witnesses reported seeing a black sedan leaving westbound on E. Ermina after the shots were fired. The investigation is ongoing.
At approx. 9:25 PM SPD officers responded to the report of gunshots in the area of 3328 N. Altamont. Upon arrival officers located multiple shell casings of three different calibers, (9mm, 45 and 40) in the grass area just to south of the intersection of N. Stone and E. Liberty. Officers obtained evidence that showed four males on foot, three of them with handguns, shooting the weapons into the air. The males then ran to the south through an apartment complex. There were no reported injuries. There was also a report of multiple gunshots being heard in the area of Andrew Rypien Field around the same time. No evidence of a shooting was located near the park.
Downtown Fatal shooting.
At 12:14 AM two SPD officers who were working the downtown bar- patrol were on scene in the Sprague and Washington area when they heard gunfire just to the north of them, (less than a block away). The officers quickly found a male down on the east sidewalk of Washington just south of Riverside with multiple gunshot wounds. A very large crowd was forming and a citizen was attempting to render aid to the wounded male. One of the officers took over life saving measures while the other monitored the crowd and directed in Officers and medical personnel.
It took over 30 SPD units to control the crowd, secure the very large crime scene and begin the initial canvas and investigation.
The wounded male was pronounced dead at the hospital.
SPD Major crimes responded along with other investigative resources.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding any of these shootings, especially the fatal shooting downtown is encouraged to contact the Spokane Police Department and pass on the information you have. The information can be given to the department by calling crime check at 456-2233.
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