Major Crimes Detective Investigate Shooting, Suspect Arrested
The Spokane Valley Deputies and Major Crimes Detectives responded to a shooting involving an adult male with potentially life-threatening wounds. The adult male suspect was located and arrested at an apartment complex.
On September 23, 2022, at approximately 11:40 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of gunshots in the area of the 15900 block of E. 4th Avenue.
Deputies, already in the area on an unrelated call, arrived quickly and located an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. They immediately provided medical aid until Spokane Valley Fire and AMR personnel arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Investigators were later advised the victim’s condition had been upgraded to stable.
Major Crimes Detectives were summoned to the scene.
The suspect, 22-year-old Dontrell O. Dale, was located at the Pope Francis Haven Apartments, 16412 E. Sprague, and detained, along with two juvenile teens.
Two firearms were found under a tree, north of the Appleway Trail. One of the firearms was reported stolen on June 28, 2022. Both firearms were seized and booked into evidence.
One of the juveniles was arrested on an unrelated Idaho felony warrant and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center. The second juvenile was released to his parents without being charged.
Through the investigation, Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Dale for Assault 1st Degree and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. He was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail.
This remains an active investigation, no further information is available at this time.