SPD responds to three violent assaults within hours of each other; two arrested

Ofc. Jacquelyn Valencia, PIO

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 11:03 a.m.

On January 22, 2023, at about 4:00 pm, Downtown officers investigated a stabbing which occurred in the 900 block of W. Main Ave. Officers determined two people had been stabbed during an altercation. Despite his injuries, one victim was able to walk several blocks from Main Ave. to the Downtown Police Precinct and contact officers. A (16) year old suspect was located and arrested for two counts of assault in the 1st degree and booked into the Spokane Juvenile Detention facility. Initial information suggests the incident was not random.

Roughly two hours later officers responded to the area of the 30th block of W. Pacific Ave for another stabbing.  Officers arrived, discovered an adult victim suffering from an apparent stab wound, and immediately began providing medical aid.  Within minutes, SPD patrol officers located and arrested the suspect, James T. Wyman (29), for assault in the 1st degree.   He was booked into the Spokane County Jail.  

Later around 7:00 pm, SPD officers responded to a drive-by shooting near W. 4th Ave and S. Maple St.  Officers arrived on scene and provided the victim medical aid until medics arrived.  The suspect is outstanding and the investigation is ongoing.  

The victims in all three incidents were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  It doesn’t appeared that any of the above incidents are related.

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