SPD Responds to An Armed Robbery Downtown

Lt. Terry Preuninger, PIO

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 4:25 p.m.

The Spokane Police Department responds to an armed robbery downtown and quickly apprehends the suspect at a local youth facility. 

On 4/10/24, SPD patrol officers responded to a reported robbery at gunpoint near the area of 500 W. Sprague around 10:00 PM.  Officers contacted the victim who stated the suspect had placed a handgun in his stomach and demanded his property.  The suspect even “racked the slide” of the firearm to prove it was real.  The victim gave over his property and the suspect fled on foot. 

Officers were able to identify the suspect as Edward F. Ramey (18) and locate him at a youth facility in the 3100 block of E. Augusta. Officers were eventually able to work with staff at the facility and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. 

SPD was able to observe video footage confirming the suspect brought the firearm into the facility.  At that point officers wrote and executed a search warrant for the suspects bag, which was in the facility. Two BB guns which were replicas of actual firearms were located in the suspect’s bag.

Ramey was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery.

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