UPDATE: Victim Identified – Fatal Shooting on E. Montgomery
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of the fatal shooting on February 6, 2022, in the 9300 block of E. Montgomery as 34-year-old Joseph B. Quinn.
Major Crime Detectives continue to investigate this incident as they work to identify the suspect(s) responsible and what led up to this fatal and violent encounter.
Anyone with information regarding Quinn’s activities prior to this shooting or can provide tips to help Major Crimes Detectives identify the suspect(s) responsible for his death is urged to call Major Crime Detective Dean Meyer 509-477-3159, reference #10015056.
Press Release for February 7, 2022:
UPDATE: Investigation into Fatal Shooting Continues
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate last night’s fatal shooting in the 9300 block of E. Montgomery Avenue.
Arriving Deputies provided immediate medical attention (chest seal and CPR) to the adult male victim until they were relieved by Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel. Despite these life-saving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An extensive search for the suspect, including Spokane Regional Air Support Unit’s Air 2 and UAS Teams, along with two K-9 Units, was unsuccessful, and no arrests have been made.
Witnesses contacted during the investigation reported seeing a person flee the scene just after the gunshots were heard, but it is not known if the male was involved in the incident. He was described as a white male, possibly 6’00”, skinny, wearing dark clothing.
Bullets struck two apartments near the area of the shooting. Other than the victim, no one inside the apartments or anyone else in the area reported being injured.
Major Crimes Detectives, Forensic Unit Technicians, and RIG-9 Analysts continued the investigation well into the evening as they documented the scene, collected evidence, and tried to locate any video that would help Investigators identify a suspect(s) or determine what occurred.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the decedent at a later time, when appropriate.
Anyone who witnessed this fatal shooting or can provide any specific information including, suspect(s) information, and has not already been contacted by Investigators is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10015056.
Original Press Release for February 6, 2022:
Major Crimes Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Spokane Valley. Despite life-saving efforts by Deputies and arriving medical personnel, the male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The scene remains active as efforts to locate the suspect(s) continues.
On February 6, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of gunshots in the 9300 block of E. Montgomery Avenue. Callers reported hearing yelling or arguing prior to multiple gunshots and seeing a possible suspect fleeing the area on foot.
Arriving Deputies located a male victim and began life-saving aid until they were relieved by medical personnel, but unfortunately, the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A perimeter was established, and Deputies began a search for a suspect, but at this time, one has not been located.
Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation.
This remains an active scene. No additional information is available at this time.
Anyone who witnessed this fatal shooting or can provide any specific information regarding what led up to it and has not already been contacted by Investigators is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233, reference #10015056.