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Posted on: May 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Deputies Called to an Assault where a Shot was Fired

Early this morning, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an assault where one shot had been fired at an apartment complex in the 12200 block of East 4th in Spokane Valley. The suspects fled the scene and the victim sustained minor injuries during the altercation.

On May 31, 2016 at approximately 1:25 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the apartment complex and contacted the victim who had some cuts and aberrations but declined medical assistance at the scene.

The victim stated he heard someone pounding on the door of his apartment. He looked through the peephole and could not see anyone so he opened the door. Immediately two black males rushed the door and tried to push the victim back into his apartment. The victim pushed back and all three ended up falling down the stairs. A fight ensued and the suspects fled the scene toward the parking lot. The victim said he heard one gun shot from the area of the parking lot as the suspects left.

The victim said the suspects were wearing masks and doesn’t believe he has seen them before. He told deputies he doesn’t have any enemies and doesn’t know anyone who would have done this.

He described the suspects as black males, wearing dark clothing with dark masks covering their faces.

A search of the area by a K9 Unit was unsuccessful.

A small silver sedan was seen leaving the area at the time of this incident but it is not clear if the vehicle was involved.

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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