SPD Makes Arrest in Shooting that Critically Wounded a Man

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager

Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 2:45 p.m.

On Friday 10/20/23, Spokane Police officers responded to a call of a shooting outside of a food and beverage establishment located in the 2400 block of East Sprague Ave. When officers arrived they found a male victim suffering critical injuries from a gunshot. The victim was treated on scene by medics and transported to an area hospital.

Major Crimes detectives were called to the scene and began an investigation. Over the next several days, they identified a suspect and developed probable cause for his arrest. On Monday 10/23/23, detectives issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest and he was picked up the next day, 10/24/23, in Lewiston Idaho. Dumont Whitt (47) was booked into the Nez Perce County Detention Center for 1st Degree Assault and two new Idaho charges. Whitt had a stolen gun in his possession when arrested and now faces charges for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm in Idaho, in addition to the assault charge related to the shooting.

Whitt is a 3 time convicted felon with convictions including 2nd Degree Manslaughter, 2nd Degree Assault, and 1st Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Whitt also has 5 prior gross misdemeanor convictions to include 4th Degree Assault and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Whitt remains in the Nez Perce County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Spokane.

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