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Posted on: March 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Vehicle Prowling Suspect Points Sawed-Off Shotgun at Deputy


Vehicle Prowling Suspect Points Sawed-Off Shotgun at Deputy

This morning a vehicle prowling call took a very dangerous and potentially fatal turn when a Spokane Valley Deputy approached two suspects in the 15800 block of East Sprague.  One of the suspects pulled out a shortened, “pistol grip” style shotgun before dropping it and being taken into custody.  Both of the suspects have been arrested, no shots were fired, and thankfully, no one was injured. 

This morning at approximately10:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a vehicle prowling in the 15800 block of East Valleyway in Spokane Valley.  A description of the suspects was broadcast for the deputies as they arrived in the area.

In the 15800 block of East Sprague, a deputy observed two suspects matching the description broadcast earlier and stopped his marked patrol car to make contact.

As the deputy exited his vehicle, one suspect moved toward him as the second suspect pulled a shortened, “pistol grip” style shotgun and pointed it at the deputy.  The deputy moved quickly toward cover as he drew his weapon.  The suspect appeared to slip and dropped the shotgun before being taken into custody while the other suspect fled the area on foot. 

A perimeter was quickly established as several deputies responded to assist.  K9 Deputy Pfeifer and his partner K9 Enzo tracked toward a building north of 4th Street on Cannery Road where the suspect was located and taken into custody.

Major Crime Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation and are currently conducting interview.

 Updated information will be released, including the charges for the suspects, when appropriate to do so.

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