Stand-Off with Wanted Suspect Ends with Arrest - Safe Streets Task Force Assists and Seizes Firearm, Continues to Investigate Local Shootings
A lengthy stand-off ended with no one injured and the successful arrest of a wanted suspect, considered armed and dangerous. Several Spokane Valley and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by the SWAT Team, Negotiators, Rescue Task Force, EDU, Spokane Regional Air Support Unit (SRASU), and K9 Unit, responded to this incident.
Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force (SRSSTF) later served a search warrant at the location and seized a loaded firearm with an extended magazine. SRSSTF continues to investigate multiple local shootings and if this weapon/suspect is connected.
On May 15, 2022, at approximately 4:30 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the apartment complex, 6321 E. 4th Avenue, for the report of a possible wanted suspect believed to be armed and dangerous. The suspect, 29-year-old Antonio M. Davis, an admitted gang member, was wanted on several felony and misdemeanor warrants/charges. He has been armed during earlier law enforcement contacts and was previously wanted (2017) out of Nevada for felon in possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm into a vehicle, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Upon arriving, Deputies observed Davis standing in the parking lot next to a vehicle. Despite commands advising him he was under arrest and to stop, Davis fled on foot. He ran into an apartment and slammed the door behind him. Deputies established a perimeter and continued to advise Davis to exit the apartment and surrender peacefully.
With all attempts unsuccessful, a search warrant was obtained. Due to Davis’ armed and violent history, the SWAT Team, Rescue Task Force (RTF), Negotiators, EDU, SRASU, and K9 Units members were requested to assist.
Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force members also responded as part of their continued investigation into the local shootings.
The occupants of the neighboring apartments were advised of the incident and requested to evacuate for their safety. Despite several continued announcements as the multiple teams worked together to end this tense situation peacefully, Davis did not surrender.
A second search warrant was also obtained with additional information gained by SRSSTF members that Davis may have weapons inside the apartment.
After several hours, the door to the apartment was breached, and additional commands were given, but they were unanswered. At approximately 7:50 pm., Davis was observed on the roof complex after he apparently accessed the attic.
Working to de-escalate the situation, Davis was finally coaxed into surrendering. SWAT Team and RTF members used a ladder to get Davis off the roof, and at approximately 8:30 pm., Davis was successfully taken into custody.
With the scene secured, SRSSTF members searched the apartment, located a loaded handgun with an extended magazine, and seized the weapon. SRSSTF members continue to investigate the multiple shooting in our area and if this weapon and suspect are involved.
Davis was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for his warrants, charging him with two counts of Residential Burglary (DV), two counts of Violation of a Court Order (DV), and Assault 4th Degree (DV).
As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information is available, and additional charges are possible.
Anyone with information regarding any of the local shooting incidents is urged to submit tips to the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force by going to their website at https://stopspokanegangs.org/.
Tips can be submitted anonymously by clicking on the ‘Submit an Anonymous Tip” button. Please provide a general location of where the incident occurred.
The Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of the FBI, Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Valley Police Department, United States Border Patrol, and the Washington State Department of Corrections. The task force is dedicated to keeping our streets safe by fighting violent crime, including gang activity and drug trafficking.