SPD Arrests Suspect in Violent Crime Spree

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868

Friday, January 19, 2024 at 6:35 p.m.

Man who went on violent crime spree in Downtown Spokane booked into jail

On 1/14/24 around 6pm, SPD officers responded to a report of an assault at a building in the 700 block of W. Riverside Ave. The juvenile victim relayed that an unknown male approached him, grabbed and assaulted him before walking off. Officers found the suspect outside of the building and detained him. The supect was arrested for 4th Degree Assault and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

In the early morning hours the next day – 1/15/24, officers again responded to an assault call, this one at an apartment in the 200 block of S. Post St. The victim reports being punched and kicked multiple times, rendering him unconscious, by a male who pushed his way past the victim and into the building. After the assault, the suspect fled on foot.

A little more than an hour later officers responded to a third related call in the downtown area. An adult female told officers she observed a man standing in the middle of the road at N. Monroe St. and W. 4th Ave. She pulled over to give the man some handwarmers and assist him. The victim reports the man became combative and tried to put her in a headlock, she was able to resist and drive away.

SPD officers were able to tie all three incidents to Shaun Webb (44) who was located a short time after the last incident. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on 1st Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Assault. Webb has 4 prior felony assault convictions.

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