Major Crimes Detectives Investigating Dispute where Shots were Fired


Major Crimes Detectives Investigating Dispute where Shots were Fired

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies and Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred last night at a residence in Spokane Valley.   Investigators were told the victim is involved in an ongoing dispute with a known male acquaintance/friend.  This evening, the conflict escalated when the male arrived with an unidentified male suspect who reportedly fired a handgun during the ensuing argument.  No one was injured during this incident. 

On August 23, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a residence located in the 17100 block of E. Alki for a report of shots being fired. 

Arriving Deputies contacted the resident of the home and learned no one was injured, but an unknown male suspect had fired a handgun. The victim stated he’s involved in an ongoing dispute with a male who he allowed to stay at his home for a couple of weeks. 

This evening, the victim was in his yard talking with friends when the male arrived with the unknown male suspect.  The male was angry and began yelling, stating he wanted his dog back.  At some point, the suspect fired shots from a handgun.  The male took his dog and fled the residence with the suspect in what is believed to be an early 2000’s black Audi sedan. 

Deputies checked the area and contacted neighbors to ensure no one was injured.  The suspect and male were not located.  This incident was not random, and Investigators do not believe there’s an increased risk to the public.   

Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation.


Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer 

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