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Posted on: June 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fight Escalates - Suspect that Pulled a Pistol and Fired in the Air Arrested

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Fight Escalates - Suspect that Pulled a Pistol and Fired in the Air Arrested   

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies, investigating a fight that escalated with one of the suspects pulling a gun and firing into the air at a park in Deer Park, identified and arrested the shooter.  The shots did not hit the victim.  This incident remains under investigation and additional arrests, and charges are possible.  

 

On May 31, 2021, at approximately 9:50 pm., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Swinyard Park (Deer Park) for the report of a fight where one male threatened one victim with a gun and fired it into the air.  

 

The victims left the scene, and no one was reported to have been injured.  

 

The victims told Deputies that they arrived at the park in a vehicle and the male victim used the restroom while the female stayed in the parked vehicle.  Two males, one later identified through the investigation as 23-year-old Greygory C. Wilson, approached the car.  The encounter quickly turned into a confrontation with the males cursing and calling the female names.  

 

The male victim exited the restroom, noticed what was happening, and confronted one of the males for disrespecting his girlfriend.  The male suspect punched the victim, who noticed Wilson and a third male begin to circle him.  Deciding not to fight three people, he turned and walked back to the car.  

 

As the victim got into the vehicle, he was struck in the head from behind.  He got in, and Wilson and the two other males began kicking and punching the car as he drove away.

 

A short time later, the victim returned to the park carrying a baseball bat.  As he approached Wilson, Wilson drew a pistol from the small of his back.  Wilson pointed the handgun at the victim and then fired a shot into the air.  The victim moved toward Wilson again, and Wilson backed up and fired the pistol two more times.  

 

Soon after, the uninjured victim left the scene and later reported the incident.  The suspects were not located after the victim was contacted.    

 

Continuing the investigation, Deputy Garza identified Wilson and checked his name and date of birth.   He learned Wilson was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.  

 

Based on the investigation, Deputy Garza developed probable cause to charge Wilson with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree, Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Criminal Mischief, and Assault 4th Degree.  

 

With the assistance of an officer with the Washington State Department of Corrections, Wilson was located.  Deputy Garza transported Wilson to the Spokane County Jail, where he was booked on the noted charges.  

 

The investigation of this incident continues, and additional charges and arrests are possible.   

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