UPDATE: Wandermere Shooting
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate the deadly shooting in North Spokane County and are asking for the public’s help.
From witness statements, the suspect’s vehicle was described as a two-tone (maroon/red over tan) 1999-2002 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer edition. Specifically, the tan trim package was estimated to cover the bottom ¼ of the vehicle.
Searching through active investigations for suspect vehicles matching this description, Investigators obtained photos of a similar suspect vehicle in North Spokane on July 5, 2019. The tan trim package of this second suspect vehicle is thinner than what the witnesses at Wandermere described, but Detectives believe this is possibly the same vehicle.
Detectives are asking for your help with identifying the potential suspect(s) in this fatal shooting or with help locating a suspect vehicle matching either of these descriptions.
They also request anyone with video surveillance covering the Hwy. 395/Division St. corridor from Wedgewood, north to Hatch Rd. to check their recordings on July 7, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. specifically, and up to 11:00 p.m. that evening, for a vehicle matching this description.
Anyone with information or video surveillance regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Keyser at 509-477-6611. If you see this suspect vehicle, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 or 911.
Detectives Investigate Shooting on Wandermere Rd. near Elto Ave.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Investigators are at the scene of a reported shooting in North Spokane County. An adult female was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
On July 7, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a shooting on Wandermere Rd., south of Hatch Rd. and just north of Elto.
The initial and limited information provided at the scene states the victim was driving a vehicle when someone in a red truck or SUV began shooting at the victim’s vehicle. The driver stopped her car, occupied by two adult passengers, after being struck by the gunfire.
The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on Wandermere Rd.
Deputies arrived at the scene within approximately 3 minutes of the call, but the suspect vehicle was not located.
The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced deceased.
Major Crimes Detectives are at the scene working to determine the events that led up to this shooting as well as the identity of the suspect(s) involved. Forensic Unit personnel are assisting with processing the scene and collecting evidence.
SCOPE SIRT Unit members are assisting with traffic control as Wandermere is closed between Glencrest Dr. and Elto Ave.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased, along with the cause and manner of death, at a later time when appropriate.
Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not been contacted by law enforcement, or can provide any information, is urged to call Detective Keyser at 509-477-6611.
No further information is available at this time, and additional updates are not expected until later tomorrow afternoon.