SPOKANE, Wash. - A man who police say shot his girlfriend in the face Monday at a northeast Spokane is still on the run.
Police say it was a domestic dispute that led 30-year-old Joshua Graham to shoot his 19-year-old girlfriend in the face with what police think was a small caliber gun. He then called 911 around 3 p.m. and left the scene.
She was able to get a ride to Holy Family Hospital, and then later to Sacred Heart Medical Center, for treatment of her injuries. Graham disappeared.Joshua Graham shooting suspect search
Several hours after the shooting police identified him as the shooting suspect and are still looking to arrest him on attempted murder charges.
"He's armed. He's a felon. He shouldn't have any guns and he did. So all of those things added up, officers are looking for him we need to put him behind bars," Spokane Police spokesperson Jennifer DeRuwe said.
Police say Graham shot his girlfriend in the nose; the bullet has lodged in the back of her neck. The victim is said to be in serious condition is in the intensive care unit at Sacred Heart. She talked to doctors but police said Monday she wasn't saying much about the shooting.
"In theory she would provide that to detectives so that they could solve whoever did this to her but at the same time I'm not sure how much information she is providing," DeRuwe said.
Graham's mother said her son recently got out of jail and might have been doing meth at their home. He has a history of armed violence, eluding police and drug charges.
If you know where he is you're asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.