A 26-year-old man surrendered to the Spokane police after a SWAT standoff that occurred in a pawnshop on E. Sprague. Authorities reported that the man entered the pawnshop and gained access to a shotgun behind the counter. According to witnesses, the man loaded the gun and fired a single shot, causing employees and customers to flee the shop.
August 2013 Archives
Washington residents may be interested to learn about a felony battery case involving singer John Mellencamp's two adult sons. Following an early morning fight, both of the musician's sons are facing felony battery charges. A third person has also been charged with battery for his involvement in the fight. The younger of the two brothers, 18, has turned himself into authorities and been released on bail. His older brother, 19, has yet to turn himself in.
A 31-year-old Washington man has been charged with second-degree murder for his part in the fatal shooting of a man believed to be a member of his own street gang. The alleged shooting took place in Outlook on Aug. 4th. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.
Three men from Spokane are now free from prison. However, they are only free after serving five years in prison for crimes they claim they did not commit. Their penalties came as a result of testimony from a person they believe tried to frame them.
A 36-year-old man who absconded from Spokane after he killed another man during a robbery in 2012 will not be charged with murder, according to prosecutors. The city prosecutor determined they didn't have enough information to contradict the man's claim that he acted in self-defense after the death of the 33-year-old man, who died on Sept. 13. However, he will face weapons charges because he was a prohibited possessor, or a felony who possessed a weapon.