SPD Looking for Suspect in Assault

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4:03 p.m.

Update 03/07/2024:

On 3-7-24 at 4:50pm, Spokane Police arrested the suspect involved in the assault of an employee at a downtown business. Thanks to a multitude of tips provided by the public, SPD was able to identify the suspect (a minor) in the assault. Family transported the suspect to the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center and the male was booked for 4th Degree Assault and 3rd Degree Malicious Mischief.

Update 03/05/2024: Additional pictures of suspect.

SPD has obtained additional pictures of the suspect wanted in an assault with a flower pot. This incident has generated a lot of attention and concern. SPD thanks the many community members who have provided tips on the suspect as we continue to investigate this case. If you have information that might aid in identifying the suspect, and haven’t already reached out to police, please contact us at the SPD Tip Line.

Original release 03/01/2024

SPD seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who brazenly hit a business owner over the head with a flower pot

On Saturday, 2/24/24, police responded to a report of an assault at a nail salon in Downtown Spokane. Employees relayed to officers that a group of young males had been acting disorderly in front of the store with one throwing a drink on the floor. The males then left and returned a short time later and began harassing the store owner. One male claimed he dropped some cash on the floor and accused the owner of picking it up and demanded the owner give the cash back. The suspect then walked out of the business, which was full with customers, and kicked a flower pot over. As the owner approached the male, he picked the pot up and threw it directly at the owners head, striking him – see video

The suspect is described as a teenage male with curly blonde hair, wearing a black hoodie and red plaid pants and black Nike shoes with a white swoosh on the sides. If you have information as to the identity of this suspect, please contact the SPD Tip Line at 509.242.8477 and reference case 2024-20035455. You can also email the Tip Line at SPDtipline@spokanepolice.org.

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