Detectives Need Information to Assist in Shooting/Robbery Investigation
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate an apparent robbery last Saturday night, which ended with the victim being shot, and his vehicle stolen. The victim suffered a life-threatening wound. He remains hospitalized and is currently listed in stable condition.
Major Crimes Detectives ask for your help identifying a male who was contacted in the area by security. They would like to locate/question the unidentified male, who had been approached by security, and determine what, if anything, he knows about this incident.
On February 27, 2021, at approximately 8:20 pm., Spokane Valley and Spokane County Deputies responded to the report of a shooting in the parking lot of Black Angus, located at 14724 E. Indiana, in Spokane Valley.
The initial caller stated two men were fighting in the parking lot and one was shot. The male suspect then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
Responding to the scene, an observant Deputy noticed a vehicle similar to the one the suspect stole traveling west on Mirabeau Pkwy., approaching Pines. When the Deputy made a U-turn to investigate, the suspect accelerated immediately.
The suspect began to drive at a high rate of speed, crossing into oncoming lanes of travel as the pursuit continued east on Trent. The pursuit continued until the Deputy lost sight of the stolen vehicle shortly after the suspect turned north on Forker Rd. from Burnett Road.
Deputies, with the assistance of Washington State Patrol Troopers, Spokane Police Officers, Liberty Lake Police Officers, and Spokane Regional Air Support Unit’s Air 1, continued searching for the suspect but unfortunately, he was not located. Additionally, the information was provided to all the surrounding law enforcement agencies as well.
This incident appears to have started when the suspect attempted to steal the victim’s vehicle. A struggle between the two ensued until a shot was heard, and the victim fell to the ground. The suspect fled in the victim’s 2014 Subaru Impreza, which was located on March 1, 2021, in the 24700 block of E. Wellesley.
The victim was provided medical attention at the scene and transported to the hospital suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. As of March 1, 2021, he remains hospitalized, but his condition has been upgraded to stable.
Major Crime Detectives would like your help identifying the male in this picture. They want to locate/question the unidentified male, who had been approached by security, and determine what, if anything, he knows about this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery/shooting or can help identify this male is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921.