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Posted on: June 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Who Killed Owar Opiew?

Who Killed Owar Opiew?

Cash Reward Offered - You can remain Anonymous

 

Investigators believe people in our community know the answer to this question and hope they will come forward with critical information that will help solve this case.  Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information that would help solve this crime.  

Major Crimes Detectives continue to work on this investigation as they try to provide Owar’s devastated family and friends with answers, but without the help from the public, Detectives fear the murder of Owar Opiew will remain unsolved, and his family and friends will not get the answers to their questions, and the suspect(s) will not be held accountable for this senseless loss of a young life.

We as a community must demand better.  We urge anyone who has information about the murder of Owar Opiew to come forward with information.  

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest offered a cash reward for information that would help solve this crime in April of 2021, and still, no one has come forward.  

Tipsters do not have to give their names to collect the cash reward, but Detectives and Owar’s friends and family need your help to solve this case.

Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.p3tips.com.

With the help and generosity of Lamar of Spokane, seven billboards have been put up throughout Spokane Valley/Spokane County, and more could be added.  

We will continue to do everything we can to hold the person(s) responsible for the murder of Owar Opiew accountable and provide answers, along with some sense of closure, to Owar’s family and friends.      

Again, we ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.p3tips.com.   You do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

General Sign Locations:

https://www.lamar.com/spokane 

Trent/Havana (2)

Market/Columbia

Sprague/Vista

Pines/Broadway

2nd/Washington

Trent/Woodlawn

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Press release sent April 14, 2021:

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Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest Offers Reward

Major Crimes Detectives Seek Information to Solve Murder of Owar Opiew

 

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking for information regarding the shooting and murder of Owar Opiew on February 6, 2021, at a residence located in the 900 block of S. Beige Road in Spokane Valley. (incident reference #10015890)

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.p3tips.com. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement. Full Disclosure of reward requirements is available at http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org

 

*** Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward. ***

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General Information from the original press release sent on February 7, 2021: 

 

Juvenile Dies at the Scene of Late-Night Shooting

Major Crimes Detective Seek Witnesses, Videos, and Answers

 

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a late-night shooting at a party held at a Spokane Valley residence. Major Crimes Detectives obtained little information from the party attendees, but preliminary information indicates that the shooting is possibly gang-related and not a random incident. 

 

** Neighbors in and around the 900 block of S. Beige are urged to review home video footage and report any suspicious vehicles or activity an hour before midnight (11:00 pm-February 6) and an hour after (1:00 am-February 7).

 

On February 7, 2021, just after midnight, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots in the 900 block of S. Beige Road in Spokane Valley. 


 Arriving Deputies located a crowd of people standing around a juvenile male lying on the ground in front of the residence. They began life-saving aid to the victim who had been shot. Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived and took over medical care, but unfortunately, despite everyone's efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 


 Major Crimes Detectives were called to the location to conduct the investigation. They remained at the scene throughout the night and morning, collecting evidence with Spokane County Sheriff’s Forensic Technicians' assistance. 


 Initial information indicates the shooting which cost this young man his life may be gang-related. However, at this time, Investigators have limited information regarding the suspect(s).

 

Major Crimes Detectives are requesting the help of anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about activities leading up to or following the shooting. They are also for people who live in or around the 900 block of S. Beige to review their home video footage and report any suspicious vehicles or activity between approximately 11:00 pm on February 6th, and 1:00 am on February 7th.

 

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