Spokane Police Arrest a shooting suspect for 1st Degree Assault related to the August 19th shooting that took place at Harmon Park in North Spokane.
On Monday August 19, 2019 about 2230 hours, Spokane Police Officers responded to several reports of shots fired at Harmon Park in North Spokane (Regal St. / Decatur Ave.). Upon their arrival they found a male suffering from multiple gunshots wounds in the street. The responding officers provided immediate first aid and life saving measures until the victim could be safely transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officers spoke with several witnesses and were told the suspect fled the scene prior to Police arrival. The Officers at the scene were able to gather enough information to identify a suspect.
The case was assigned to the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force. After following up on several leads including evidence from the scene and statements from witnesses, probable cause was established to arrest the suspect the next day.
On 08/21/2019, Mason James Bolton, 20 years old, from Spokane, Washington was arrested for 1st Degree Assault. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail.
Anyone with further information related to this incident can contact the Spokane Police Department, reference incident #2019-20157131. Anonymous tips can be provided through www.stopspokanegangs.com
Sergeant Terry Preuninger
Spokane Police Department
Communications & Public Information Office
Assistant Commander – Special Weapons & Tactics Team