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Posted on: September 4, 2021

Update: Shooting Suspect, Sabrina M. Heaton, Arrested

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Update: Shooting Suspect, Sabrina M. Heaton, Arrested

 

Last night, Spokane Valley Deputies safely arrested Spokane Valley shooting suspect, Sabrina M. Heaton, for her valid Attempted Murder 1st Degree warrant.  

 

On September 4, 2021, at approximately 12:10 am, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a parking lot located in the 13100 block of E. Sprague to contact a caller who stated he was in a car with shooting suspect, Sabrina M. Heaton.  

 

The caller said they were sitting in his vehicle, and he gave the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC) call taker their exact location and vehicle description.

 

Deputies quickly formulated a tactical plan to safely approach the vehicle and arrest Heaton.  Heaton followed commands, and she was taken into custody without incident.   

 

The caller was helpful and cooperative throughout the incident.  

 

Heaton was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the valid Attempted Murder 1st Degree warrant with her bond set at $1,000,000.   

 

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Previous Press Releases:

 

Attempted Murder Warrant Issued for Shooting Suspect 

Can You Help Detectives Locate 31-year-old Sabrina M. Heaton?


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have obtained an Attempted Murder 1st Degree warrant for shooting suspect, 31-year-old Sabrina M. Heaton.

 

Heaton has not been located and should be considered Armed and Dangerous.  

Do not approach Heaton and call 911.

 

Major Crimes Detectives continue their investigation into the shooting that occurred on August 26, 2021, at approximately 6:45 pm, in the 4200 block of N. Best in Spokane Valley.  Through the investigation, Detectives identified Sabrina M. Heaton as the shooting suspect.

 

Detectives located the black Volkswagen convertible and identified the second female who arrived with the suspect, but Heaton remains at large.

 

From information learned during the ongoing investigation, the shooting appears to have begun as a dispute over a vehicle that quickly escalated.  Heaton and the victim have only known each other for a short amount of time, and this incident is NOT domestic violence-related.

 

The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.  

 

Witnesses, or anyone who can help locate Heaton, are urged to contact Detective Bohanek at 509-477-3223 with any tips or information.

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UPDATE: Spokane Valley Shooting Investigation

 

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have identified the female suspect as 31-year-old Sabrina M. Heaton.  

 

Heaton has not been located and should be considered Armed and Dangerous.  

Do not approach Heaton and call 911.

 

** Detectives also need your help identifying a second female who arrived in the vehicle with Heaton.    

 

Major Crimes Detectives continue their investigation into the shooting that occurred last night in the 4200 block of N. Best in Spokane Valley.  They identified Sabrina M. Heaton as the shooting suspect, but she has not been located.  

 

Sabrina M. Heaton is described as a 31-year-old, 5’02” 130 lbs., white female with blond hair and brown eyes.  Heaton was last seen driving a black Volkswagen convertible with no license plates and a temporary tag in the rear window.  

 

A second female accompanied Heaton, but she has not contacted law enforcement or been identified at this time. 

 

The victim remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition.   

 

Witnesses or urged to contact Detective Bohanek at 509-477-3223 with any tips or information that may help with this investigation.

 

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Original Release from August 26, 2019:

Major Crimes Detectives Investigating Shooting in Spokane Valley  

 

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are at the scene of a shooting in Spokane Valley.  The male victim was transported to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.  The female suspect fled the scene and has not been located.

 

This incident does not appear to be random, and there is no known ongoing threat to the public.   

 

On August 26, 2021, at approximately 6:45 pm., Sheriff’s Deputies began to respond to a reported shooting in the 4200 block of N. Best in Spokane Valley.

 

Arriving Deputies located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound and immediately provided medical aid.  Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived and took over the victim’s care.  The victim was transported to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

 

The female suspect fled the scene following the shooting and has not been located.

 

Deputies secured the scene and began contacting witnesses.  Major Crimes Detectives and Forensic Unit personnel responded to the scene.

 

Initial information indicates this isn’t a random incident and there is no known ongoing threat to the public. 

 

Major Crimes Detectives urge witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10113926.

 

This remains an active investigation, no further updates or information is available at this time.  

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