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SPD officer shoots wanted man attempting to flee North Central car chase

SPD officer shoots wanted man...

SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: The suspect who was shot, 25-year-old Antonio Davis, was treated and released from the hospital and booked into the Spokane County Jail for attempting to elude, unlawful possession of firearm as well as being an outstanding fugitive from Reno, Nevada.

One of the passengers in the car, 29-year-old Jake Torlone was also booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday for being an outstanding fugitive also from Reno. The other passengers in the car have been identified.

Detectives found a handgun and ammunition in the vehicle Davis was driving through a search warrant. They also found another handgun outside a residence near the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation

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Around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, Spokane Police officers came across a vehicle they had been in search of for several weeks. The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old male, had two felony arrest warrants out of Reno, one for Felony Possession of a Firearm, one for Discharging Firearm into a Vehicle. 

When the officers tried to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, the car fled. A high speed pursuit followed, and less than a minute later, the suspect crashed into a tree near Monroe and Sinto in West Spokane, near downtown. 

Both the suspect and the passenger fled on foot. That's when at least one officer fired at the suspect, striking him in his arm. The passenger escaped from the area.

The suspect who was shot is expected to be released from the hospital today. 

Spokane Chief of Police Craig Meidl said that multiple firearms were found in the vicinity of the vehicle. He said this incident falls under Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team protocal, and Washington State Patrol will now be taking over the investigation. 

Officers are still trying to locate the passenger, described as a black male wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information on who this subject is or where he may be is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.


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