Skyview Stabbing Update

UPDATE: Skyview Stabbing

Major Crime Detectives arrested 26-year-old Christopher K. Lane-Propstra last night and booked him into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 1st Degree (DV).   Lane-Propstra told Investigators he acted in self-defense.  The 45-year-old roommate/victim was transported to a hospital where he is in satisfactory condition.  

Lane-Propstra stated his roommate had been drinking alcohol and was “out of control.”  This was an ongoing dispute which reignited when he took his dog out to the back yard.  His roommate came out of the house and said he was going to urinate on the neighbor’s dog because it always urinated in his yard.  Lane-Propstra began arguing with his roommate due to his statements and went back downstairs into his bedroom.  The argument continued and began to escalate so Lane-Propstra armed himself with a knife.  As the argument continued at the doorway of Lane-Propstra’s bedroom door, his much larger roommate pushed his way into Lane-Propstra’s bedroom and began to assault him.  Lane-Propstra began swinging the knife, stabbing/cutting his roommate several times. 

The victim, Lane-Propstra’s roommate, admitted he had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.  He explained he had been involved in an ongoing argument with Lane-Propstra throughout the day but couldn’t recall why they had been arguing.  The victim stated he went downstairs and was stabbed by Lane-Propstra for an unknown reason. 

Major Crimes Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence.  With the assistance of Spokane County Sheriff’s Forensic Unit personnel, they processed the scene for evidence which will be extremely important due to the conflicting versions of this incident.

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Previous Release:

Spokane Valley Deputies Respond to Stabbing on Skyview


Spokane Valley Deputies are at the scene of a reported stabbing.  One male has been detained, and a second male was transported to a hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.  Major Crime Detectives are responding to the scene to continue the investigation. 

On August 5, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a reported stabbing at a residence located in the 12500 block of E. Skyview, in Spokane Valley. 

The adult male caller stated he had just stabbed his roommate.  Deputies quickly detained the male caller while Spokane Valley Fire personnel provided medical treatment to the second adult male who was transported to a hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

Major Crimes Detectives have been called to the scene to continue the investigation. 

At this time, this incident is actively being investigated, and no additional information is available.  An update, including any information regarding arrests, will be provided tomorrow. 

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Corporal Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer 

A shooting on Spokane’s north side Friday night shut down a major intersection and leaves one male in the hospital with serious injuries.

On August 9th, 2019 just before midnight, Spokane Police Officers responded to Monroe and Maxwell for a shooting. The shooting victim was laying in the middle of the intersection, suffering from a gunshot wound in his torso. Officers provided medical aid to the male until Medics arrived and took over treatment.

A Trooper from WSP had been driving through the area during the time of the incident and while he was on scene he contacted the shooter just to the east of the intersection. The male who fired the shot had remained at the scene and was cooperative throughout.

After conducting an investigation Officers learned that the shooting victim was involved in some kind of domestic situation at a nearby apartment complex. As he was leaving the area on foot, he had another confrontation with the shooter. During that physical confrontation, the male was shot one time and fled a short distance before collapsing in the intersection.

The male was transported to the hospital in serious condition. At this time the shooter was not arrested and was released at the scene. The investigation will continue into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Witnesses or video may change some of the information that was provided in this release. Charges may come forth in the future at the conclusion of the investigation.

We are asking that if anybody witnessed the incident or what lead up to it to please call crime check at 456-2233, reference case 2019-20149960.

Cpl Van Tassel

Spokane Police Department

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