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Posted on: February 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Last Night’s Shooting on 7th Avenue

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UPDATE: Last Night’s Shooting on 7th Avenue


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate last night’s shooting which sent an adult male victim to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  As of this morning, the victim remains hospitalized, listed in stable condition.    


Deputies and Detectives are very familiar with this residence as there have been multiple calls for service related to this address.  Included in these calls are three reported shootings in less than two years.      


The first reported shooting occurred in June of 2019.  During an assault, the suspect(s) fired a weapon, but no one was shot.  However, the homeowner was injured during the assault.  He received medical attention at the scene but declined further treatment.   This investigation is suspended pending additional information due to a lack of cooperation and conflicting information.   No arrests have been made.


The second shooting occurred on February 23, 2020.  The 33-year-old male victim was transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.  


The suspect, 34-year-old Brian L. Riley, a 14-time convicted felon, was arrested near Pacific and Myrtle, on February 24, 2020, after a pursuit.  Riley remains in the Spokane County Jail on charges of Murder 1st Degree, Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Vehicle, and three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  


Investigators are asking for tips and information regarding this latest shooting as they work to identify the suspect(s) and learn what took place prior.   


Please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10023396, with any tips/information about this investigation.      



Major Crimes Detectives Investigating Shooting  


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting at a residence well-known to Spokane Valley Deputies and Detectives.  The adult male victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening wounds.    


On February 24, 2021, at approximately 6:00 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the residence, located in the 11300 block of E. 7th Avenue, for the report of a male who had been shot.  


Arriving Deputies contacted the adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds and provided medical aid until they were relieved by Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel.  The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  


The suspect(s) had fled the scene prior to the arrival of Deputies and have not been identified or located.  However, Investigators do not believe this is a random incident or an ongoing threat to the community stemming from this shooting. 


Major Crimes Detectives will remain at the scene as they continue the investigation and collect evidence with Spokane County Forensic personnel's assistance.  


Anyone with information regarding this incident or can help Detectives identify the person(s) responsible is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10023396.



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