Lt. Terry Preuninger
Monday, April 11, 2022 at 8:21 a.m.
The suspect in the drive-by shooting which occurred on 04-09-22 in the 400 block of W Sprague has been identified as 29-year-old Jonathan Love. Love is currently in-custody.
Initial information released by SPD stating two victims were deceased was incorrect. Medical personnel were able to provide life sustaining measures and two victims remain in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. A third victim sustained serious injuries which are not currently believed to be life-threatening.
SPD is committed to providing the public the most accurate and timely information while protecting the integrity of each investigation. We regret the initial information about the condition of two of the victims was incorrect and ask that you join us in keeping them and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.
One suspect is in custody for three counts of drive-by shooting related to the shooting outside of Lucky’s Pub. The investigation is ongoing.
Original Release 4/9/22:
Two unrelated shootings in less than an hour leave four victims, two are deceased
At 12:45 AM a shooting was reported from a home in the 2900 block of E Queen, a female called 911and said her friend had been shot. Officers responded and once on scene found a male with two gunshot wounds, the suspect had fled in a vehicle just after the shooting, he was known to the victim and witnesses.
Officers treated the victim’s wounds until medics arrived, he was then transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition. By 1:10 AM officers located the suspect, Dan Utter (36) and took him into custody without incident at his residence. The weapon was located and a vehicle seized as evidence. Utter was placed under arrest, and booked for First Degree Assault.
At 1:27 AM just as officers were clearing the shooting up north, a shooting call came out at 408 W. Sprague, Luckys Pub.
An SPD Officer was in the area and was advised a shooting had just taken place and that there was a fight outside the bar. As the officer was putting out the information and responding to the call, 911 was being inundated with multiple calls from the 400 block of West Sprague reporting a shooting with multiple gunshot victims.
As Officers arrived they located three shooting victims, all with life threatening injuries. A crowd was pouring out of the bar and people were fleeing the area. Officers began to treat the wounded, secure the scene, searched for more wounded and take statements from witnesses. Two of the victims, one male and one female, had been standing outside the bar on the sidewalk when they were shot. The third was a cab driver, sitting in her taxi parked just east of the bar.
The initial information collected was that the shooting was a drive by, conducted by a single vehicle as it drove down Sprague Ave. Multiple rounds were fired from the car as it passed Luckys and Mootzey’s bars. Officers put out a vehicle description. A WSP trooper located a vehicle matching the suspect description just outside the city and stopped the car. The driver was detained without incident.
SPD Major Crimes Detectives and the Technical Assistance Response Unit were called out. At the time of this release the crime scene is being processed and the investigation is ongoing.
Two of the three shooting victims are deceased. The third is in stable condition with a very serious injury.
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