Major Crime Detectives Investigate Reported Shooting in the 6100 block of E. 6th Avenue
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to reports of gunfire at an apartment complex in the 6100 block of E. 6th Avenue. Several people reported seeing a male firing a handgun on two separate occasions within minutes of each other. Due to the serious nature of the call and the lack of cooperation from the individuals believed to be involved, a search warrant was sought, and the SWAT Team responded to assist.
This remains an active investigation. Anyone who has yet to talk with Investigators and has information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10080208.
On June 30, 2023, at approximately 6:15 pm, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to several reports of someone shooting a gun at an apartment complex in the 6100 block of E. 6th Avenue.
Arriving Deputies learned from witness statements a male fired a handgun at two males on two separate occasions. On the first occasion, the suspect fired at a male who fled the area in an older white van before returning to an apartment. A short time afterward, another male reportedly arrived in a car, parked, and went into the apartment where the suspect was believed to be. Witnesses reported hearing sounds of a physical fight before observing the male running from the apartment as the suspect followed, again firing shots. The male made it to his vehicle and fled the area.
Witness information conflicted at some points, including where the suspect went after the second time he fired shots. Some said the suspect reentered the apartment, and others said he fled in a vehicle. The suspect does not have a history of being cooperative with Deputies, and it is not uncommon for him to not answer the door.
The scene was surrounded, and a search warrant for the apartment was sought and granted. The SWAT Team, Rescue Task Force, Crisis Negotiators, EDU, ASU personnel, and several other assets responded to the location to assist. Once the SWAT Team arrived and was in position, they began working to safely evacuate residents of apartments close to the one the suspect was believed to be in and advised others to shelter in place.
With a signed search warrant, entry was made into the apartment, but no one was located.
Major Crimes Detectives continue working to identify the suspect(s) and victim(s) in this incident, and no arrests have been made. At this time, no one has reported being shot or injured other than statements from witnesses who said the suspect had a wound to his head that appeared to be bleeding slightly.
Anyone who has yet to talk with Investigators and has information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10080208.